Jon Raymond is the author of the novels Rain Dragon, The Half-Life, and Freebird, and the story collection Livability. His screenwriting credits include the films Old Joy, Wendy and Lucy, Meek’s Cutoff, Night Moves, First Cow, and Showing Up, as well as the HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce. His work has appeared in Zoetrope, Tin House, Artforum, Bookforum, and other places. His most recent novel is Denial. He lives in Portland, Oregon.