HILTON ALS, guest editor, became a staff writer at The New Yorker in 1994 and a theater critic in 2002. Previously, Als was a staff writer for the Village Voice and and editor at large at Vibe. His first book, The Women, was published in 1996. His most recent book, White Girls, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the winner of the Lambda Literary Award in 2014, discusses various narratives of race and gender. He won the Pulitzer Prize in criticism in 2017.
- Back Cover, The Best American Essays 2018.