David Matlin is a novelist, poet, and essayist. His first novel, How the Night is Divided, was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1993. Prisons: Inside the New America from Vernooykil Creek to Abu Ghraib, (North Atlantic Books, 2005), is based on a ten year experience teaching in one of the oldest Prison Education Programs in the nation in New York State. It Might Do Well With Strawberries (Marick Press, 2008), a new narrative hybrid, was followed by his newest novel A HalfMan Dreaming (Red Hen Press, 2012).