<a href="http://www.stephenelliott.com">Stephen Elliott</a> is the editor of <a href="http://therumpus.net/">The Rumpus.net</a>. He is the author of seven books including his forthcoming true-crime memoir, The Adderall Diaries. His novel <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0312424493/nowhere500com/104-0748670-7936706">Happy Baby</a> was a finalist for the New York Public Library's Young Lion Award as well as a best book of 2004 in <a href="http://dir.salon.com/story/books/review/2004/04/15/elliott/index.html">Salon.com</a>, Newsday, Chicago New City, the Journal News, and the Village Voice. In addition to writing fiction he frequently writes on politics. In 2004 he wrote <a href="http://www.powells.com/cgi-bin/biblio?inkey=1-0312424159-3">Looking Forward To It</a>, about the quest for the Democratic Presidential nomination.<br />
Elliott's writing has been featured in <i>Esquire, The New York Times, GQ, Best American Non-Required Reading 2005 </i>and <i>2007, Best American Erotica, </i>and<i> Best Sex Writing 2006</i>. He was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and is a member of the <a href="http://www.sfgrotto.org">San Francisco Writer's Grotto</a>. He is also the founder of <a href="http://progressivereadingseries.blogspot.com/">The Progressive Reading Series</a> which helps authors raise money and participate on behalf of progressive candidates and causes across the country.