Jack Miles, Distinguished Professor of English and Religious Studies at UC Irvine and senior fellow with the Pacific Council on International Policy, has written for the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and other publications. His God: A Biography won a Pulitzer Prize in 1996 and has been translated into sixteen languages. A sequel, Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God, came out in 2001 in the United States, Britain, Germany, and France. From 1975 to 1995, Miles was successively an editor at Doubleday, executive editor at the University of California Press, literary editor at the Los Angeles Times, and a member of the Times Editorial Board writing on politics and culture. He serves on the final fellowship selection committee of the Guggenheim Foundation. In 2003 he was named a MacArthur fellow.