Julian Rubinstein began his career as an agate clerk on the Washington Post sports desk. He’s been jailed in a Lebanese prison and thrown out of an art gallery by John McEnroe. He is the author of the international non-fiction bestseller Ballad of the Whiskey Robber, which was a finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe Award. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, and others, and collected in Best American Essays, Best American Crime Writing and twice by Best American Sports Writing. He lives in Brooklyn. More info: julianrubinstein.com.