Panio Gianopoulos is the author of the novella "A Familiar Beast." A recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, he has also been included in the anthologies "The Bastard on the Couch," "Cooking and Stealing: The Tin House Nonfiction Reader," and "The Encyclopedia of Exes." A Greek-American born and raised in New England, his fiercely multisyllabic Greek name is almost balanced by his bafflingly small American nose.
He received his B.A. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and his M.B.A. from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. A former book editor, he has worked with authors as diverse as Anthony Bourdain (who taught him how to make linguine vongole), Chelsea Handler (who made him blush), and J.T. LeRoy (who turned out not to exist). He lives with his family in Los Angeles.