Tao Lin is the author of the novels Taipei, Richard Yates, and Eeeee Eee Eeee, the novella Shoplifting from American Apparel, the story collection Bed, and the poetry collections cognitive-behavioral therapy and you are a little bit happier than i am. His first work of nonfiction, Trip: Psychedelics, Alienation, and Change was published in May by Vintage Books. He is the founder and editor of the literary press Muumuu House. His work has been translated into twelve languages and he lives in Manhattan.
Hamilton Morris was born in New York City, the son of Julia Sheehan and documentary filmmaker Errol Morris. He was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. As a teenager Morris appeared in television commercials, notably a 2002 advertisement for the first-generation iPod. He attended the University of Chicago and The New School, where he studied anthropology and science. He began writing for Vice Magazine as a college sophomore and was given a monthly print column titled "Hamilton's Pharmacopeia" that evolved into a series of articles and documentaries for VBS.tv focused on the science of psychoactive drugs. He is a science editor of Vice Magazine and a correspondent for Vice (TV series) on HBO, as well as a regular science columnist for Harper's Magazine. Morris frequently consults with media on the subject of psychoactive drugs and conducts pharmacological research at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia with an emphasis on the synthesis and history of dissociative anesthetics.