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About the Author

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William Deresiewicz is an award-winning essayist and critic, a frequent speaker at colleges and other venues, and the best-selling author of Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life. He taught English at Yale and Columbia before becoming a full-time writer in 2008.

Bill has published more than 250 essays and reviews. His work, which has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Harper's, The NationThe New Republic, The American Scholar, and many other publications, has been translated into 17 languages and anthologized in more than 30 college readers. He has spoken at over 80 colleges, high schools, and educational groups and has held visiting positions at Bard, Scripps, and Claremont McKenna Colleges.

Bill’s previous book is A Jane Austen Education. He is working on a book about how artists are making a living in the new economy.