GEORGE PROCHNIK was a Guggenheim Fellowship in general nonfiction in 2021. He is the author of five books of nonfiction including Stranger in a Strange Land which was a New York Times “Editor’s Choice” and was shortlisted for the 2018 Wingate Prize in the United Kingdom. His previous book, The Impossible Exile, was shortlisted for the 2016 Wingate Prize and won the National Jewish Book Award for Biography/Memoir. Prochnik is also the author of In Pursuit of Silence, Putnam Camp, and Heinrich Heine. He has written for The New Yorker, New York Times, Bookforum, and Los Angeles Review of Books, and is editor-at-large for Cabinet magazine. Born in Grand Junction, Colorado, Prochnik currently lives in London with his wife and their son.