Darin Strauss is the best-selling author of the New York Times' Notable novels The Real McCoy and More Than It Hurts You and the Los Angeles Times Book of the Year Chang & Eng and his critically acclaimed memoir, Half a Life. Strauss has seen his work translated into fourteen languages, and published in over 20 countries; he has received numerous awards, most recently a Guggenheim Fellowship in Fiction Writing. Also a screenwriter -- he has worked with Disney films, Julie Taymor, and, on the screen adaptation of Chang & Eng, Gary Oldman -- Darin has written fiction, essays, and criticism for the New York Times, GQ, Esquire, One Story, McSweeney's, The Washington Post, Salon, and many others. He has read at the Pen Parentis Literary Salons twice and counting! He has identical twin boys, whose names are not Chang & Eng.