Lynne Tillman is a novelist, short story writer, and critic. Her most recent story collection, SOMEDAY THIS WILL BE FUNNY, her fourth, was published in May 2011. Her fifth novel, AMERICAN GENIUS, A COMEDY*, was published by Soft Skull Press. Other novels are HAUNTED HOUSES, MOTION SICKNESS, CAST IN DOUBT, and NO LEASE ON LIFE, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She has written three nonfiction books, including The Velvet Years: Warhols Factory 1965-67. In April 2014, her second essay collection WHAT WOULD LYNNE TILLMAN DO? will be published by Richard Nash’s Red Lemonade Press. Currently, she is working on a novel, MEN AND APPARITIONS (an excerpt to be part of the Whitney Biennial 2014).