My name is Ken Baumann. I live in Los Angeles with my wife, two cats and a 125 lb. St. Bernard. I act in film and television, and once played a tunafish in a school play. My first novel, Solip, is out now. I also write a lot of other stuff. I'm partial to this essay about gluttony and getting Crohn's disease. I publish other people's books through Sator Press, and I'm the series designer for Boss Fight Books. I've also designed these book covers. I co-edit the literary journal No Colony with Blake Butler, and I published No Posit. Not long ago, I found Memrise, learned some Italian with it, then invested in the company. The charitable beauty of the Rolling Jubilee also draws cash right out of my pocket. I track my reading on Goodreads and my watching on Letterboxd. I confuse myself and others daily on Twitter and post longer stuff on Tumblr. I dig reading & responding to emails, especially if they're concise. Last few things: here's a nice pile of quotes, and a running list of fat you can trim from my library. Or you can ignore everything above and sign up for roughly biannual email updates about any important doings. Thank you for your attention, and please consider ignoring all of this.