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Phillip Lopate

Phillip Lopate is an essayist, novelist and poet. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including three personal essay collections - Bachelorhood, Against Joie de Vivre and Portrait of My Body; a critical study, Notes on Sontag; and To Show and to Tell: The Craft of Literary Nonfiction. He directs the graduate nonfiction program at Columbia University and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.