Allison Hoover Bartlett is the author of the national bestseller, The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession (Riverhead Books). She has written on a variety of topics, including travel, art, science, and education, for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Salon, the Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Magazine, and other publications. Her original article on book thief John Gilkey was included in Best American Crime Reporting 2007, and the book was a Barnes and Noble “Discover Great New Writers” selection. Bartlett is a San Francisco Library Laureate, co-founder of North 24th Writers, and former juror for the California Book Awards. She is currently at work on a novel.