Jay Martin is a master storyteller. His remarkable biography of Henry Miller, Always Merry and Bright has been translated into French, German, Portuguese and Japanese. His other previous books include Harvests of Change: American Literature 1865-1914; biographies of Nathanael West, Robert Lowell and Conrad Aiken; Winter Dreams: An American in Moscow, and Who am I This Time?: Uncovering the Fictive Personality, for which he was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey. Martin’s credits fill a small book. He holds a Ph.D. in Psychoanalysis and a Ph.D. in English. He has been a professor of Government, a professor of English, and a medical school supervisor in Psychiatry and Human Behavior as well as a psychoanalyst in private practice. In 2000-2001 he was the Dai Ho Chun Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Hawaii, and is currently a professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College, where he has taught since 1996. Jay Martin lives in Claremont, California.