Henry Baum was born in New York City and grew up in Los Angeles. He is the author of the novel Oscar Caliber Gun (Soft Skull Press), retitled The Golden Calf in the U.K. (Rebel Inc./Canongate) and Je Suis Du Bon Côté in France (Hachette Littératures). He also has a story on Cloverfield Press. Currently, he lives and writes in L.A.
Influences: Jack Kerouac, Henry Miller, Charles Bukowski, Philip K. Dick, Harry Crews, Jim Thompson, Richard Yates, Hubert Selby, John Steinbeck, Dostoevsky, Kafka, James Baldwin, George Gissing, Philip Roth, Truman Capote...