Thomas Mallon is the author of nine novels, including HENRY AND CLARA, DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN, FELLOW TRAVELERS and WATERGATE. His latest novel, FINALE, is available from Pantheon Books in September 2015. He is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review and The Atlantic, and in 2011 he received the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award for prose style. He has been the literary editor of GQ and the deputy chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. He lives in Washington, D.C.