Adam Haslett is a fiction writer and journalist whose work has appeared in The Guardian, The Financial Times, The Nation, Esquire, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, Der Spiegel, and The Atlantic. His books include the short story collection You Are Not a Stranger Here, a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist, the novel Union Atlantic, winner of the Lambda Literary Award, and the novel Imagine Me Gone, recently long-listed for the National Book Award. He is the recipient of the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Berlin Prize from the American Academy in Berlin, the PEN/Malamud Award, and fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations. He lives in New York City.
In January 1948 Dutton brought out the third novel of a promising young writer named Gore Vidal. The publishing house was nervous.