Geoffrey D. Smith earned his undergraduate degree at Tufts University and his doctorate in American Literature and Textual Studies at Indiana University. Dr. Smith was appointed the first Curator of the William Charvat Collection of American Fiction at The Ohio State University Libraries in 1983 and was appointed Head of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library in 1992. Dr. Smith’s American Fiction, 1901-1925: A Bibliography was published by Cambridge University Press in 1997. He has written critical articles on Henry James, Nathaniel Hawthorne and William Dean Howells in addition to numerous publications on rare book and textual studies topics. Dr. Smith is currently working on American Fiction, 1926-1950, the successor volume to his earlier bibliography, and he is a general editor for a series of textual editions of William S. Burroughs under contract with the Ohio State University Press. The first volume of the Burroughs series, Everything Lost: The Latin American Notebooks of William S. Burroughs, was released in January 2008.