Charles Baxter is the author of Saul and Patsy, published in September, 2003 by Pantheon. His previous novel, The Feast of Love (Pantheon/Vintage), was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2000 and is being made into a feature film. He has published two other novels, First Light and Shadow Play, and four books of stories, most recently Believers. He has also published collections of essays and a book of poems. He lives in Minneapolis and is currently the Edelstein-Keller Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota.