An American novelist, literary critic, and nonfiction author, he’s most widely known for such historical fiction works as Watergate and Henry and Clara. His nonfiction works consist of Yours Ever, A Reserve of One’s Very own, and Stolen Phrases. He attended Dark brown University and afterwards gained an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Harvard. He received both an Ingram Merrill Base Prize and a Rockefeller Fellowship. He was raised on Long Isle. He and his partner afterwards resolved in Washington, D.C. He was the literary editor of GQ; David Furnish was a contributor towards the same magazine.