D.T. Max is a staff writer at The New Yorker. His book, Every Love Story Is A Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace, was a New York Times bestseller. He is also the author of The Family That Couldn’t Sleep: A Medical Mystery, which the New York Times Book Review called “gripping, cleanly written, cannily plotted and elegantly educational.”
He has been the books editor of the New York Observer, a writer for the New York Times Magazine, and a pseudonymous food reviewer for Paper. He contributed the afterword to the New York Review of Books Classics reissue of William McPherson’s 1984 novel, “Testing the Current.” He lives in New Jersey with his wife, their two children, and a rescued dachsund/cocker mix named Nemo.