Jesse Kellerman was born in Los Angeles in 1978. He has published five novels: POTBOILER, THE EXECUTOR, THE GENIUS, TROUBLE and SUNSTROKE. He also holds a Master’s of Fine Arts in theater. He has won several awards for his writing, including the 2003 Princess Grace Award, given to America’s most promising young playwright, and the 2010 Grand Prix des Lectrices de Elle, for Les Visages (THE GENIUS). He lives with his wife and son in California.