Writer Arthur Bradford was born in Maine in 1969 and after his parents divorced, eventually moved to New York City in the early 80s. After being mugged a few times in NYC, he went to boarding school in Massachusetts. Arthur continued his education at Yale, where he majored in American Studies. In the summer after completing his undergraduate studies, he began to work at Camp Jabberwocky, a camp for adults with disabilities. He continued to return to Jabberwocky for nine summers. Bradford then moved to Austin, Texas, (claiming this move was motivated by his fondness for Austin native Richard Linklaters film Slacker.) From there he attended Stanford Universitys creative writing fellowship and returned to Austin after the fellowship ended. He received a MFA in creative writing and film from the University of Texas in 1998. In 1999 Bradford moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, and started getting published by magazines like Esquire and McSweeneys. He has recently moved to Vermont and lives there in small house with a dog. Arthur has recently published a collection of short stories, Dogwalker and his movie Hows Your News? (howsyournews.com) airs on HBO/Cinemax in April 2002.