Jack O'Connell is the author of five critically acclaimed novels, which have earned him something of a cult status. He won the ($50,000) 1990 Mysterious Press Discovery Contest for the Best First Crime Novel for Box Nine, which launched his career. This and his other novels Wireless, The Skin Palace, Word Made Flesh and The Resurrectionist are all published by No Exit Press. His work has been praised by James Ellroy, Nail Gaiman, Katherine Dunn, George Pelecanos and Jonathan Carroll, among others. He is a magazine editor and lives in Worcester, Massachusetts, with his wife and two children.