Steven G. Kellman is the author of Redemption: The Life of Henry Roth, which was honored with the 2005 New York Society Library Award for Biography, as well as The Translingual Imagination, and The Self-Begetting Novel. He is active as a book and film critic and received the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing from the National Book Critics Circle. He teaches comparative literature at the University of Texas at San Antonio.