ANTHONY GIARDINA (Playwright) is a novelist and playwright whose works have been produced on Broadway, Off-Broadway and across the country. The City of Conversation was nominated for the Outer Critics Circle Award and the Drama Desk Award for Best Play of the 2014-15 season. It premiered at Lincoln Center in New York, went on to Arena Stage in Washington D.C. and is currently being produced in regional theatres, as well as being developed as a three-part miniseries for FX. His plays Living at Home, An American Tragedy, The Child, Scenes from La Vie de Boheme, The Beach, Black Forest and Custody of the Eyes have been produced Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons and the Manhattan Theater Club, and regionally at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., Seattle Rep, Yale Rep, the Long Wharf in New Haven and Cleveland Playhouse among others. In addition to his work as a playwright, Anthony has published five novels and a book of short stories, most recently White Guys and Norumbega Park. His short fiction and essays have appeared in Esquire, GQ, Harper’s and the New York Times Magazine. He is a regular visiting professor at the Michener Center for Writers at The University of Texas at Austin.