Short stories by Thomas Beller

Thomas Beller used to stay up late. Now he wakes up early. Books he has written and edited: here. Books he owns: here. His most recent book, J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist, won The New York City Book award for Biography/Memoir. He is a regular contributor to the New Yorker's Culture Desk blog. He co-founded and was for twenty years (1990-2010) co-editor of Open City Magazine and Books, and founded (in 2000) and continues to publish Mr. Beller's Neighborhood. His academic education occurred at The St. Ann's School, Vassar College (BA), and Columbia University (MFA). Beyond that, he has held several diverse jobs, including chief of inventory at H&H Bagels.. He likes to play basketball and sometimes writes about it. Short stories, essays, and reportage: The New Yorker, The New York Times, Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, New York, The Village Voice, The New York Press, Spin, Ploughshares, The New York Observer, The Southwest Review (where his story "Great Jews in Sports" won the McGinnis-Richie Award for fiction), The St. Ann's Review, The Seattle Review, Slate, Guernica, and Salon as well as numerous literary anthologies and textbooks used at the grade school, high school, and university level. He is an Associate Professor at Tulane University.

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After a sudden breakup, a college sophomore battles depression and revisits his late father's annotated book over Christmas break.