Thane Rosenbaum is a novelist, essayist, and Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Forum on Law, Culture & Society at NYU School of Law. He is the author of the widely praised novels, The Golems of Gotham, Second Hand Smoke, and the novel-in-stories, Elijah Visible. His articles, reviews and essays appear frequently in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Haaretz, Huffington Post, and Daily Beast, among other national publications. He moderates an annual series of discussions on Jewish culture and politics at the 92nd Street Y.
He is the author of Payback: The Case for Revenge and The Myth of Moral Justice: Why Our Legal System Fails to Do What’s Right, which was selected by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of the Best Books of 2004. He is the editor of the anthology, Law Lit, from Atticus Finch to “The Practice”: A Collection of Great Writings about the Law. His forthcoming book is entitled The High Cost of Free Speech: Rethinking the First Amendment