Zachary Lazar is the author of four books, including the novel Sway, chosen as a Best Book 0f 2008 by theLos Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Publishers Weekly, and Newsday, and the memoir Evening's Empire: The Story of My Father's Murder, a Best Book of 2009 in the Chicago Tribune.
His new novel is I Pity thePoor Immigrant (April, 2014).
Lazar is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University. His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, NPR, the Los Angeles Times, Newsday, BOMB, Fence, Brick, and other publications. He lives in New Orleans, where he is on the faculty at Tulane University.