ALEXANDER CHEE is the author of The Queen of the Night, Edinburgh, and the essay collection How to Create an Autobiographical Novel, among other works. He is a contributing editor at the New Republic and a Virginia Quarterly Review editor at large. His work has appeared in a number of publications, including The Best American Essays 2016, the New York Times Magazine, the New York Times Book Review, the New Yorker, T Magazine, Slate, and Vulture. He has received resident fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the VCCA, Civitella Ranieri, and Amtrak, as well as a 2003 Whiting Prize, a 2004 NEA Fellowship in writing, and a 2010 MCCA Fellowship. He is an English associate professor at Dartmouth College.