Andrew Foster Altschul is an American fiction writer and political commentator. He is the author of the novel Lady Lazarus (Harcourt, April 2008), and his short fiction and essays have been published in Esquire, McSweeney's, Fence, and One Story. His short story "A New Kind of Gravity" was anthologized in both Best New American Voices 2006 and the O.Henry Prize Stories 2007. He is also a contributing author of Where to Invade Next (McSweeney's, 2008). His political commentary has appeared in the Huffington Post, and he is the co-organizer of the Progressive Reading Series, a series of literary readings in San Francisco that raises money for progressive political candidates.