Stephen McCauley is the author of seven novels including: The Object of My Affection, The Easy Way Out, and most recently, My Ex-Life. Three of his novels have been adapted for feature films, one in the US and two in France. Several, including My Ex-Life, have been national bestsellers. His fiction, reviews, and columns have appeared in Harper’s, Vogue, the New York Times, the New York Times Book Review, and many other publications. He is the author of two additional novels under the name Rain Mitchell, but he rarely discusses that. He has taught creative writing and literature at Wellesley College, Harvard University, and University of Massachusetts, Boston. He currently co-directs the Creative Writing program at Brandeis University. He was named a Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture and occasionally plays the ukulele.