Pete Dexter is the author of the National Book Award winning novel "Paris Trout" as well as "Spooner, Paper Trails, God s Pocket, Deadwood, Brotherly Love, " and "Train." He has been a columnist for the "Philadelphia Daily News" and the "Sacramento Bee, " and has contributed to many magazines, including "Esquire, Sports Illustrated, " and "Playboy." His screenplays include "Rush" and "Mulholland Falls." Dexter was born in Michigan and raised in Georgia, Illinois, and eastern South Dakota. He lives on an island off the coast of Washington."