Steve Erickson is the author of nine novels including Arc d’X, The Sea Came in at Midnight (William Morrow, 1999), Zeroville (Europa, 2007), and These Dreams of You (Europa, 2012). He also has written two books about American politics and popular culture, Leap Year and American Nomad. He has written for Esquire, Rolling Stone, Conjunctions, Salon, the L.A. Weekly, The New York Times Magazine, and other publications and journals. His work has also been widely anthologized. Erickson currently writes about film for Los Angeles magazine and is editor of the literary journal Black Clock, which is published by the California Institute of the Arts. He teaches creative writing at the University of California Riverside. Erickson has received the American Academy of Arts and Letters award in literature, a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and twice has been nominated for the National Magazine Award for criticism and commentary.