John Jeremiah Sullivan lives in Wilmington, North Carolina, and is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine. He’s the author of the memoir Blood Horses: Notes of a Sportswriter’s Son and the essay collection Pulphead. He’s won several awards, including the Whiting and the National Magazine Award and the Windham-Campbell Prize. He was a fellow at the NYPL’s Cullman Center and a Guggenheim fellow. He is a co-founder of Third Person Project, a nonprofit research collective in Wilmington, focused on the Black history of the Cape Fear region.