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Randy Rosenthal is the author of the novels Dear Burma and The Messiah of Shangri-La, and The Orient Express: The Fiction that Brought the West to the East. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Boston Globe, The Jerusalem Post, The Minneapolis Star Tribune, The American Scholar, Paris Review Daily, Lion’s Roar, Buddhadharma, Harvard Divinity Bulletin, and several other publications. He has a Masters of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School, an M.F.A. from the City College of New York, and a B.A. from U.C.L.A. He teaches writing courses for Harvard University, and lives in Boston.

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