About the author

Dave Wheeler is a writer and book critic living in Seattle. He is the author of Contingency Plans: Poems published by T.S. Poetry Press, and he has contributed essays to Catapult, The Stranger, The Morning News, and VAN Magazine. His work focuses on art, belief, and sexuality in the 21st century, and he is seeking representation for his first novel.

Wheeler is also associate editor for Shelf Awareness, where he regularly reviews the best books the industry has to offer. He occasionally collaborates with local independent bookstores for onstage conversations with visiting authors, such as Hanya Yanagihara (A Little Life), André Aciman (Call Me by Your Name), Garth Greenwell (What Belongs to You), Idra Novey (Ways to Disappear), and Garrard Conley (Boy Erased).