Blake Eskin is an editor and writer and an adviser to 29th Street Publishing, where he was a co-founder and the editorial director. He was the first Web editor of The New Yorker and the host of The New Yorker Out Loud podcast. Before that, he created the Nextbook Web site (now called Tablet), and worked at the Council on Foreign Relations and the Forward. His book, A Life in Pieces: The Making and Unmaking of Binjamin Wilkomirski, was a 2002 New York Times Notable Book. He has written for many newspapers and magazines and for public radio. He lives in Prospect Heights, which deserves better Chinese food.