Thomas Beller used to stay up late. Now he wakes up early.

Books he has written or edited: here. Books he owns: here.

His new book is J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist.

He co-founded and was for twenty years co-editor of Open City Magazine and Books, and founded and continues to publish Mr. Beller's Neighborhood.

His academic education occurred at The St. Ann's School, Vassar College (BA), and Columbia University (MFA). Beyond that, he has held several diverse jobs, including chief of inventory at H&H Bagels..

He likes to play basketball and sometimes writes about it.

Short stories, essays, and reportage:

The New Yorker, The New York Times, Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, New York, The Village Voice, The New York Press, Spin, Ploughshares, The Southwest Review (where his story "Great Jews in Sports" won the McGinnis-Richie Award for fiction), The St. Ann's Review, The Seattle Review, Slate, Guernica, and Salon as well as numerous literary anthologies and textbooks used at the grade school, high school, and university level.

He is an Associate Professor at Tulane University.