Lee Konstantinou is a fiction writer and literary scholar who specializes in post-1945 U.S. fiction. He published the dystopian science fiction satire Pop Apocalypse (Ecco/HarperCollins) and the literary history Cool Characters: Irony and American Fiction (Harvard University Press). With Samuel Cohen, he co-edited the essay collection, The Legacy of David Foster Wallace (University of Iowa Press). He is Associate Professor of English at the University of Maryland, College Park, and Senior Humanities Editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books. He lives in Washington, DC.