Sam Savage is the author of the bestselling, critically acclaimed novels Firmin: Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife and The Cry of the Sloth. A native of South Carolina, Savage holds a PhD in philosophy from Yale University. He was also a finalist for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, the PEN L.L. Winship Award, and the Society of Midland Authors Award. Savage resides in Madison, Wisconsin.