Lucas Mann was born in New York City and received his MFA from the University of Iowa. He is the author of Lord Fear and Class A: Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere. His latest book, Captive Audience, will be published in the US by Vintage in May 2018. His essays have appeared in Guernica, BuzzFeed, Slate, and The Kenyon Review, among others. He teaches creative writing at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and lives in Providence, Rhode Island with his wife.