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Alexander Maksik is the author of three novels: YOU DESERVE NOTHING; A MARKER TO MEASURE DRIFT, which was named a New York Times Notable Book and a finalist for both the William Saroyan Prize and Le Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger; and the forthcoming SHELTER IN PLACE, due out in September. A contributing editor at Condé Nast Traveler, his writing has appeared in Best American Nonrequired ReadingHarper’sTin HouseHarvard ReviewThe New York Times MagazineThe Atlantic, Salon and Narrative Magazine, among other publications. Maksik is the recipient of a 2015 Pushcart Prize, as well as fellowships from the Truman Capote Literary Trust and The Corporation of Yaddo. His work has been translated into more than a dozen languages.