David Gordon holds an MA in English and Comparative Literature and an MFA in Writing, both from Columbia University. He is the author most recently of the novel, *The Bouncer*, published by Mysterious Press/Grove Atlantic in August 2018. His other books include the novels, *The Serialist*, which was a finalist for an Edgar Award and was adapted into a motion picture in Japan, and *Mystery Girl*, as well as a short story collection, *White Tiger* on Snow Mountain. His books have been translated into French, German, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Turkish, Russian and Polish. His work has appeared in the *Paris Review*, the *New York Times*, and the *Los Angeles Review of Books*, among other publications. He was born and lives in New York City, where he teaches at Pratt Institute. His next novel, *The Hard Stuff,* is forthcoming from Grove Atlantic in July.