Bill Gaythwaite was born in Boston. He received a B.A. in English from Nasson College in Springvale, Maine and attended the Dante Alighieri Institute in Florence. His short fiction has appeared in Subtropics, Chicago Quarterly Review, Willow Springs, Puerto Del Sol, South Carolina Review, Solstice, and many other journals and anthologies. His debut novel, Underburn, is forthcoming from Delphinium Books. Bill has worked at Columbia University since 2006, where he was on the staff of the Committee on Asia and the Middle East and is now the Assistant Director of Special Populations at Columbia Law School. Bill lives in New Jersey with his partner Tom.