Bill Bufordis a Staff Writer and European Correspondent forThe New Yorker. He was the Fiction Editor of the magazine for eight years, from April 1995 to December 2002. Before that he editedGrantamagazine for sixteen years and, in 1989, became the publisher of Granta Books. He has edited three anthologies:The Best of Granta Travel,The Best of Granta Reportage, andThe Granta Book of the Family. Bill is also the author ofAmong the Thugs(Norton, 1992), a highly personal nonfiction account of crowd violence and British soccer hooliganism. ForThe New Yorker,he has written about sweatshops, the singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams, and chef Mario Batali. Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 1954, Bill Buford grew up in California and was educated at the University of California at Berkeley and at Kings College, Cambridge, where he was awarded a Marshall Scholarship for his work on Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. He lives in New York City with his wife, Jessica Green, and their two sons.Buford, Bill is the author of 'Heat An Amateur's Adventures As Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-quoting Butcher in Tuscany', published 2007 under ISBN 9781400034475 and ISBN 1400034477.