Thomas Mullen is the author of Darktown and The Last Town on Earth—which was named Best Debut Novel of 2006 by USA TODAY and was awarded the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for excellence in historical fiction – The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers, and The Revisionists. His works have been named to year’s best lists by the Chicago Tribune, USA TODAY, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the A.V. Club, The San Diego Union-Times, Paste, Cleveland’s Plain-Dealer, and Amazon. His stories and essays have been published in Grantland, Paste, and the Huffington Post, and his Atlanta Magazine true crime story about a novelist/con man won the City and Regional Magazine Award for Best Feature. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and sons.