Paul La Farge is the author of two novels: The Artist of the Missing and Haussmann, or the Distinction, which was a New York Times Notable Book for 2001. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002, and in 2005 he won the Bard Ficton Prize. His third book, The Facts of Winter, was published by McSweeney’s Books in 2005. He is working on a project about flight in America.