Thomas Mallon is a writer of fiction and literary criticism. His eight novels include Henry and Clara, Bandbox, Fellow Travelers, and Watergate, a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction. His nonfiction books have been about plagiarism (Stolen Words), diaries (A Book of One’s Own), letters (Yours Ever) and the Kennedy assassination (Mrs. Paine’s Garage), and he has published two volumes of essays (Rockets and Rodeos and In Fact). His work appears in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Book Review and other publications. The recipient of Guggenheim and Rockefeller fellowships, as well as the National Book Critics Circle award for reviewing, he taught for many years at Vassar College. In 2012, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Prior to coming to GW, he was the literary editor of Gentlemen’s Quarterly and Deputy Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. During summers, he often teaches at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in Vermont. He is currently writing a novel set in Washington during the later years of the Reagan presidency.