Andre Dubus III has worked as a private investigator, corrections counselor and bounty hunter. As an actor, he has appeared in numerous stage plays and three independent films. He is also a general contractor and carpenter. Andre teaches writing at Tufts University and Emerson College in the Boston area and is the author of one story collection, The Cage Keeper and other Stories, and two novels, Bluesman and most recently, House of Sand and Fog (which was a finalist for the 1999 National Book Award). Dubus has garnered other distinctions, including a Push Cart Prize and a 1985 National Magazine Award for Fiction. He has also been published in Best American Essays 1994, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times Book Review and numerous literary reviews. Andre Dubus III is the son of the acclaimed and recently deceased writer Andre Dubus.