Michael Lowenthal’s fourth novel, The Paternity Test, was an IndieNext selection and Lambda Literary Award finalist in 2012. His previous novels are The Same Embrace, Avoidance and Charity Girl, which was a New York Times Book Review “Editors’ Choice” and a Washington Post “Top Fiction of 2007” pick. His short stories and essays have appeared in Tin House, Ploughshares, the Southern Review, and the Kenyon Review, and have been widely anthologized, in such volumes as Lost Tribe: Jewish Fiction from the Edge, Bestial Noise: The Tin House Fiction Reader, and Best New American Voices 2005). He has also written for the New York Times Magazine, Boston Magazine, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, Out, and many other publications. Since 2003 has been a core faculty member in the low-residency MFA program at Lesley University. A former board member of the literary human rights organization PEN New England, Lowenthal lives in Boston.