Pete Hamill was born in Brooklyn in 1935 and is, for many, the living embodiment of New York City. In his writing for the New York Daily News, the New York Post, and New York magazine, he has brought the city to life for millions of readers. He is the author of many best-selling books, including the novels Forever and Snow in August, as well the memoir A Drinking Life. He recently moved back to Brooklyn. His latest publication is the fiftieth-anniversary edition of his debut novel, A Killing for Christ.