Eric Lax is the author of Conversations with Woody Allen, On Being Funny: Woody Allen and Comedy, Life and Death on 10 West, and The Mold in Dr. Florey’s Coat, and coauthor (with A. M. Sperber) of Bogart. His biography Woody Allen was a New York Times best seller. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Esquire, and the Los Angeles Times. An officer of International PEN, he lives with his wife in Los Angeles. He is on the board of directors of the Los Angeles Review of Books. His latest book is written with Robert Peter Gale, M.D. — Radiation: What It Is, What You Need to Know.