Nick Arvin’s first novel, Articles of War (Arrow, 2006), was named one of the best books of the year by Esquire, The Independent, and several US publications. It won the Rosenthal Foundation Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Boyd Award. His second novel, The Reconstructionist (Windmill Books, 2012), was described as “thrilling and soulful” by David Wroblewski and was selected by Amazon as a Best Book of the Month. Arvin’s fiction has appeared in The New Yorker and numerous other periodicals. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop.