Thomas Hauser is the author of forty–seven books on subjects ranging from professional boxing to Beethoven. His first novel Missing was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, the Bancroft Prize, and the National Book Award, and was the basis for the Academy–Award–winning film starring Jack Lemmon and Sissy Spacek. He wrote Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times the definitive biography of the most famous man on earth which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Hauser has written extensively about the sport and business of professional boxing and has published articles in in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and other publications. He is currently a consultant to HBO and lives in Manhattan.