Amanda Filipacchi is the author of four novels: Nude Men, Vapor, Love Creeps, and The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty. Her fiction has been translated into thirteen languages and anthologized in The Best American Humor and The Good Parts: The Best Erotic Writing in Modern Fiction. Her nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, and The Atlantic. She was born in Paris, France, and was educated in both France and the US, and has lived in New York since the age of seventeen. She earned an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University. She lives in Manhattan with Richard Hine, also a novelist.