Eckhard Gerdes has published books of poetry, drama, and ten novels, including Hugh Moore and My Landlady the Lobotomist (a top five finisher in the 2009 Preditors and Editors Readers Poll and nominated for the 2009 Wonderland Book Award for Best Novel of the Year). He has won the Bissell Award, been a finalist for the Starcherone and the Blatt awards, and was nominated for Georgia Author of the Year. He is also the editor and publisher of The Journal of Experimental Fiction. He lives near Chicago and has three sons.