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Ralph Sassone was born in Manhattan. He studied writing at Columbia and Brown Universities. A former editor at The Village Voice, he has worked as a freelance writer or editor at several publications including The New York Times, Details, Newsweek, American Short Fiction, Newsday, and FiveChapters.com. He has taught at Brown, Haverford College, and Vassar, and he divides his time between New York City and upstate New York. The Intimates is his first novel.