Ross Simonini is an artist, writer, and musician. He serves as the interviews editor for The Believer, and is a founder of the musical project, NewVillager. His first novel, The Book of Formation was published by Melville House & Random House in 2017. He writes essays and interviews for The New York Times, McSweeneys, Interview, Frieze, ArtReview, and Mousse. He has shown his visual work at Sharjah Biennial, Jack Hanley Gallery, Martos Gallery, Fredericks & Freiser, Human Resources, Shoot the Lobster, among others.