Tom Barbash is the author of the award-winning novel, “The Last Good Chance,” which was was awarded the California Book Award, and the short story collection “Stay Up With Me,” which was a national bestseller and was nominated for the Folio Prize. His nonfiction book, “On Top of the World: Cantor Fitzgerald, Howard Lutnick, and 9/11: A Story of Loss and Renewal,” was a New York Times bestseller. His stories and articles have been published in Tin House, McSweeney’s, VQR, and other publications, and have been performed on NPR’s Selected Shorts series. He currently teaches in the M.F.A. program at California College of the Arts. He grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and currently lives in Marin County. His newest historical fiction novel, “Dakota Winters,” came out in 2018 and was a bestseller on the LA Times list.