James Lasdun was born in London and now lives in upstate New York. He has published two novels, including" The Horned Man", as well as several collections of short stories and poetry. He is the author of "Give Me Everything You Have: On Being Stalked". He has been long-listed for the Man Booker Prize and short-listed for the Los Angeles Times, T. S. Eliot, and Forward prizes in poetry; and he was the winner of the inaugural U.K./BBC Short Story Prize. His nonfiction has been published in "Harper s Magazine", "Granta", and the "London Review of Books".