After attending Harvard University, Brian Hall bicycled in western and eastern Europe for two years, and wrote his first book about those experiences:
Stealing from a Deep Place. His most recently published novel, Fall of Frost, concerns Robert Frost, mainly in the last year of his life, when he went
to Russia to speak with Khrushchev, hoping to save the world from nuclear war. The Impossible Country explores the breakup of Yugoslavia. I Should be
Extremely Happy in Your Company involves the Lewis and Clark expedition. His Saskiad's richly imaginative twelve-year old narrator lives on a commune in
Ithaca, New York--or is it the Ithaca of Odysseus? Madeleine's World is a novelist's version of Piaget and child development. He has published in the New
Yorker and the New York Times Magazine. Currently, he lives in Ithaca with his wife (a painter) and two daughters.