MAX WATMAN is the author of Chasing the White Dog: An Amateur Outlaw's Adventures in Moonshine, and Race Day: A Spot on the Rail with Max Watman, both of which were made editors’ choice in the New York Times Book Review. He was the horse racing correspondent for the New York Sun and has written for various publications on books, music, food, and drink. In 2008, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded him a literary fellowship.