Christopher Bram is the author of nine novels, including The Father of Frankenstein (which was adapted into the Academy Award-winning Gods and Monsters), Lives of the Circus Animals, and Exiles in America. He also has written book reviews, movie reviews, screenplays, and essays. He as a 2001 Guggenheim Fellow and received the 2003 Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement. He grew up in Virginia, attended the College of William and Mary, and currently teaches at Gallatin College at New York University. He lives in New York City.