For twenty-one years, Stephen Koch taught writing in the graduate writing program of Columbia University's School of the Arts. For eight of those years he also served as a full professor, director of its fiction concentration and the program Chair. He was also for seven years in the program in creative writing at Princeton University. Koch is the author of the novel THE BACHELOR'S BRIDE and two books ofnonfiction, STARGAZER: ANDY WARHOL'S WORLD and DOUBLE LIVES: Stalin, Willi Munzenberg's and the Seduction of the Intellectuals. He lives with his family in New York City.