Brian Doyle is the editor of Portland Magazine at the University of Portland, and the author most recently of Bin Laden’s Bald Spot & Other Stories (Red Hen Press). His essays have appeared in The American Scholar, The Atlantic Monthly, Orion, Commonwealth, Georgia Review, and Harper's. His work has been included in Best American Essays 1998 and 1999, Best Spiritual Writing 1999, 2001, and 2002, and in the anthologies Thoughts of Home (1995), Family (1997), In Brief (1998), and Resurrecting Grace (2001). He also received The American Scholar's Best Essay Award in 2000.
Portrait by Daniella Madden, age 6