Ed is a nonfiction writer whose work focuses on religion, literature, culture, and politics. He is an editor at Berfrois, a contributing editor for the History News Network, and a staff writer at The Millions. He is the author of Furnace of This World; or, 36 Observations about Goodness and America and Other Fictions (Zero). His essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Paris Review Daily, The Washington Post, The New Republic, Salon, Poetry, and McSweeney’s. Originally a native of Pittsburgh, Ed has lived in New York City, Boston, and currently resides in Washington DC. He holds a PhD in English from Lehigh University.