Gabe Crane is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a participant with the Kelly Writers House and received the Eisenberg Literary Journal Fellowship. He has written for the San Francisco Chronicle and the Next American City, been commissioned by the Berkeley Repertory Theater, and blogged his way down the Mississippi River. He is currently working on his first novel, about backpackers in Southeast Asia. Born in Berkeley, California, he is also the recipient of the Haas/Koshland Award, for which he is spending the year in Israel. He currently lives in Jerusalem.