Verlyn Klinkenborg is a member of the editorial board of the New York Times. He has taught literature and creative writing at
Fordham University, St. Olaf College, Bennington College, and Harvard
University, and he is a recipient of the Lila Wallace Reader’s Digest Writer’s
Award and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Klinkenborg is the
author of Making Hay,
The Last Fine Time, and The Rural Life. He lives in upstate New York.