Bill Buford is a staff writer for The New Yorker, where he
was the fiction editor for eight years. He was the founding
editor of Granta magazine and was also the publisher of
Granta Books. His previous book, Among the Thugs, is a
nonfiction account of crowd violence and British soccer
hooliganism. He lives in New York City with his wife,
Jessica Green, and their two sons.
Books:Heat, June 2006