Michael Lowenthal is the author of, most recently, The Paternity Test, one of the first novels to feature gay men using surrogacy to become parents. His fiction has appeared in magazines and journals such as Tin House, the Southern Review, the Kenyon Review, and Esquire.com and in anthologies such as Lost Tribe: Jewish Fiction from the Edge; Bestial Noise: The Tin House Fiction Reader; and Best New American Voices 2005. His nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Boston Magazine, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, and Out, among others. He has been awarded "Special Mention" in the Pushcart Prize anthology for several of his stories. He is currently a core faculty member in the low-residency MFA program at Lesley University.