Wesley Stace was born in Hastings, Sussex in 1965. Under the name John Wesley Harding, he released 17 albums, ranging from traditional folk to full-on pop. Wes created Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders, a one-of-a-kind variety show with celebrated musicians, writers and comedians. From its home base at City Winery in New York City, where it was called “one of the finest nights of entertainment this city has to offer” by the New Yorker, the Cabinet has since been performed in theaters around the country and around the world. He has also published four novels, including the international bestseller Misfortune, the most recent being Wonderkid. Stace reviews for the Wall Street Journal and the Times Literary Supplement, and he has taught at Princeton, Swarthmore and Fairleigh Dickinson University. He lives in Philadelphia.