Adam Levin is the author of the novel, The Instructions (2010), and the short story collection, Hot Pink (2012), both published by McSweeney’s. He was the winner of the 2011 New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award and the Indie Booksellers Choice Award, as well as a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction. The Instructions has been published in French (Inculte) and Dutch (Lebowski), and is forthcoming in German from Kein and Aber, as is Hot Pink. Levin has written essays for Playboy Magazine and National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. His short fiction has appeared in a number of publications, including McSweeney’s Quarterly, Tin House, and New England Review.