Mark S. Johnson, a health and science reporter for The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, shared the 2011 PulitzerPrize for Explanatory Reporting. He has been a Pulitzer finalist on three other occasions.
His reporting has been anthologized in three editions of The Best American Newspaper Narratives.
Before moving to Milwaukee, Johnson was a reporter atThe Providence (R.I.) Journal-Bulletin, The Rockford (Il) Register Star, The Haverhill (Mass.) Gazette, and weekly Provincetown (Mass.) Advocate.
He is a graduate of The University of Toronto. This is his first novel.
He and his wife, the writer and editor Mary-Liz Shaw, rode out the pandemic with their son, composer Evan Johnson, and his partner, Socks Whitmore, at their home in Fox Point, Wisconsin.