Nelson George, author of Night Work (Touchstone $12.00)

Nelson George presents a world where love is unrequited, sex is a commodity, and the mistakes of the past tenaciously haunt the present. Nelson George is the author of four novels and six works of nonfiction, including The Death of Rhythm and Blues and Hip Hop America, both nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is a contributor to Playboy and has written several screenplays and television documentaries. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.