Seth Kaufman has been a reporter for the NY Post's Page Six and the Editorial Director of TV Guide.com. His work has appeared in the New York Times, N.Y. Observer, N.Y. Daily News, and elsewhere. He grew up in New York, Kenya, and India. He plays guitar in The Fancy Shapes and lives in Brooklyn, NY, with his wife and two children. THE KING OF PAIN is his first novel.
A New York Post Required Reading selection
Zoë Heller, author of NOTES ON A SCANDAL: "This is a dark, sharp, very funny novel about imprisonment, torture and the dangerous pleasures of stories."
John Darnton, author of NEANDERTHAL: "Kaufman's novel is a hoot and a boot, a zany, unsettling, satisfying, post post-modern, tragic-comic tour of prisons around the world and pain in the human heart. Start it and you won't stop. If you're a claustrophobe, read it out-of-doors."
Barnes & Noble: "Seth Kaufman's hilarious novel is a multifaceted meditation on pain and entertainment in a deranged society where the two are often interchangeable."
New York Daily News: "Required reading for any reality-TV junkie."