Paul La Farge is the author of the novels The Artist of the Missing (1999) and Haussmann, of the Distinction (2001), both of which won California Book Awards, and Luminous Airplanes (2011), as well as The Facts of Winter (2005), a book of imaginary dreams. His stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, The Believer, McSweeney's, Nautilus, Conjunctions, Fence, and elsewhere. He was a 2013-14 fellow at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, at the New York Public Library, and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation.