Ted Conover is a writer best known for his participatory investigations: riding the rails with tramps, traveling with the Mexican undocumented, and working at Sing Sing prison. Two of his previous books, Whiteout and Coyotes, were named Notable Books of the Year by The New York Times. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, and many other publications. He teaches at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University. Further information can be found at www.tedconover.com.