Charles Blackstone is the author of the novel VINTAGE ATTRACTION, published by Pegasus Books and distributed by W.W. Norton & Company. He is also the author of THE WEEK YOU WEREN'T HERE (Dzanc and Low Fidelity Press) and the co-editor of THE ART OF FRICTION: WHERE (NON) FICTIONS COME TOGETHER (University of Texas). His short fiction has appeared in THE &NOW AWARDS: BEST INNOVATIVE WRITING (Lake Forest College Press), ESQUIRE, STOLEN ISLAND, and JET FUEL REVIEW. In 2012 and 2013, Newcity named him in their "Lit 50: Who Really Books in Chicago" annual feature. He resides in Chicago, where, when he isn't drinking wine or coming up with bio blurbs, he chases a master sommelier, Alpana Singh, and Haruki Murakami, a pug.