About the Author

Bill Cotter is the author of the novels Fever Chart, The Parallel Apartments, and The Splendid Ticket, all published by McSweeney’s. He is also responsible for the middle-grade adventure series Saint Philomene’s Infirmary for Magical Creatures, penned under the name W. Stone Cotter, and published by Macmillan. Cotter’s short fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, Electric Literature, and McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern. An essay, “The Gentleman’s Library,” was awarded a Pushcart Prize. Cotter lives in Austin with his wife, the sensational mezzo-soprano Kristine Olson. His books are for her. When he is not writing, Cotter labors in the antiquarian book trade.