Thomas Beller is the author of three books, Seduction Theory, The Sleep-Over Artist, and How To Be a Man, and editor of three anthologies. His stories have been read on NPR's "This American Life," and performed as part of the Selected Shorts Series at Symphony Space.

He is a co-founder and editor of Open City Magazine and Books, and creator of the websites, Mr. Beller's Neighborhood, and 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, and staff writer at the New Yorker.

He is a contributing editor at the Cambodia Daily.

Short stories, essays, and reportage has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including the New Yorker, The Southwest Review, Ploughshares, Travel+ Leisure, The Village Voice, Spin, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, New York, The New York Observer, Slate, The New York Times (Book Review, Magazine, City Section, Sports page, Op-Ed) The Anchor Essay Annual, and Best American Short Stories 1992. In 1996 he was awarded the Southwest Review's McGinnis-Ritchie Award for his story, "Great Jews in Sports," which appears as part of the Sleep-Over Artist. Some uncollected essays appear in the following anthologies: "Coach," and "The Literary Insomniac." He lives in New York.

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