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About the Author

Ken Kalfus is the author of three previous novels, Equilateral (2013), The Commissariat of Enlightenment (2003) and A Disorder Peculiar to the Country, which was a finalist for the 2006 National Book Award and has appeared in several foreign editions, including French and Italian translations. He has also published three collections of stories, Thirst (1998), Pu-239 and Other Russian Fantasies (1999),  a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, and Coup de Foudre: A Novella and Stories (2015). Kalfus has received a Pew Fellowships in the Arts award and a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He's written for Harper's, The New York Review of Books, and The New York Times.  A film adaptation of his short story, "Pu-239," aired on HBO in 2007. His new novel, 2 A.M. in Little America, will be published in May 2022.

Kalfus was born in New York in 1954, grew up in Plainview, Long Island, and has lived in Paris, Dublin, Belgrade and Moscow. He currently lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Philadelphia Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron.  


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