Eric Lax is the author of eight books, most recently Faith, Interrupted: A Spiritual Journey. Other books include Conversations with Woody Allen: His Films, the Movies, and Moviemaking, and The Mold In Dr. Florey’s Coat: The Making of the Penicillin Miracle. His books have been translated into eighteen languages. His articles have appeared in many publications, including The New York Times Magazine, the book review sections of the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and the Washington Post; Atlantic Monthly; the Washington Monthly; Vanity Fair; and Esquire, where he was a contributing editor. He is a past president of PEN USA and the treasurer of International PEN, the worldwide writers’ organization based in London.