Lou Lerman lives in Park Slope with his wife, Myra and his dog, Whiskers. His forthcoming 2009 novel, Penny Arcade Heart, is the searing tale of a sect of Wisconsin Jews in the 1930s and their struggle to open up the titular arcade. When he’s not running his literary journal, Leika’s Space Capades, with his comrades, he is working on a comic book series of detective stories about the owner of a bodega. He blogs at Loulermansworld.org. He is unnaturally obsessed with 18th century spoonware from Greece.