Rabih Alameddine is the author of the novels The Wrong End of the Telescope; The Angel of History; An Unnecessary Woman; The Hakawati; I, the Divine; and Koolaids. He also authored the story collection The Perv. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages, and his writing has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian, the Paris Review, and other publications. His honors include a John Dos Passos Prize for Literature, a Harold Washington Literary Award, a Lambda Literary Award, two Arab American Book Awards, a Northern California Book Award, a Prix Femina, a California Book Award, a Rome Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He divides his time between his bedroom and his living room.