Fenton Johnson is the author of two novels, Crossing the River and Scissors, Paper, Rock, as well as Geography of the Heart: A Memoir and Keeping Faith: A Skeptic's Journey Among Christian and Buddhist Monks, a meditation on what it means for a skeptic to have and keep faith. Johnson has contributed cover essays to Harper's Magazine, the New York Times Magazine, and many literary quarterlies. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts (fiction and creative nonfiction), as well as two Lambda Literary Awards, a Kentucky Literary Award in creative nonfiction, and the American Library Association Award for best gay/lesbian nonfiction. He has taught at Columbia University, New York University, and Sarah Lawrence College, and is on the faculty of the creative writing program at the University of Arizona. For more information and samples of his work, visit his webpage (and his blog) at www.fentonjohnson.com.