Jeff Tompkins was born in Hartford, CT and graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Literature and Society. Today he is a writer and artist living in New York City. The Night Friends, his first novel, was published in 2012, and in 2013 he released Picture Show, an artist's book project based on an Osip Mandelstam poem. More information at http://jefftompkins.net and on Twitter via @Jeff_Tompkins.