Brooks Sterritt received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago, M.F.A. from Emerson College, and B.A. from Wake Forest University. His research and teaching interests center on American literature, history and theory of the novel, creative writing, and film. Writing by Sterritt appears in The Believer, the New Republic, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Subtropics, Salt Hill, Puerto del Sol, and elsewhere.