is the award-winning author of twelve novels
and one autobiography. His next novel, All the Dead Yale Men,
the sequel to The Good Son
, will be published in 2012. Nova's writing has appeared in Esquire, The Paris Review, The New York Times Magazine,
and Men’s Journal
, among others. He has received an Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2005 he was named Class of 1949 Distinguished Professor in the Humanities
at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.