Thomas Beller is the author of Seduction Theory: Stories (1995), The Sleep-Over Artist (2000), How To Be a Man: Scenes from a Protracted Boyhood (2005), and J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist (2014), which won the New York City Book Award for biography/memoir. His work has been reprinted in Best American Short Stories, The Art of the Essay, and numerous other anthologies; he has also edited four anthologies of essays. From 1990 to 2010, he edited Open City Magazine and Books. He is a longtime contributor to The New Yorker, and has written for the New York Times, Vogue, Town and Country, and The Threepenny Review, among others.
He is an associate professor and director of Creative Writing at Tulane University