Tao Lin: BA, New York University. Author of three novels, Taipei (Vintage, 2013), Richard Yates (Melville House, 2010), Eeeee Eee Eeee (Melville House, 2007); a novella, Shoplifting from American Apparel (Melville House, 2009), a story-collection, Bed (Melville House, 2007); two poetry-collections. His books have been translated to ten languages. Stories & essays have been published by New York Observer, The Stranger, Gawker, Vice, Flaunt, Mississippi Review, NOON, Fourteen Hills, Other Voices, Cincinnati Review, Poetry Foundation, Thought Catalog; anthologized in Mississippi Review 30 Year Anthology. Winner of Action Books’ December Prize for a first book of poetry (2006); New York University’s undergraduate creative writing prize, the Seth Barkis Award (2005); One Story’s Annual Short Story Contest (2004). Founder/editor of Muumuu House, a publishing company.