Peter von Ziegesar is a writer and filmmaker who lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Hali Lee, and three children. He has contributed articles and essays to a wide range of publications, including the Huffington Post, Lapham’s Quarterly, Aeon, The Common, Biographile, public radio, Art in America, the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, and Outside. Along the way, he has interviewed a long list of directors, actors, authors, and artists, including Robert Altman, Sidney Lumet, Wayne Wang, William S. Burroughs, Lou Reed, Paul Auster, Annie Leibovitz, Harry Callahan, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kiki Smith, Nan Goldin, Bill T. Jones, Kenny Scharf, and Ellsworth Kelly. After the Newtown tragedy, he delivered a radio essay about the mentally ill and gun control on WNYC Public Radio in New York City. His critically praised memoir, The Looking Glass Brother, which outlines the intersecting lives of himself; his homeless, schizophrenic stepbrother, “Little” Peter; and their father, Franz, was published by Picador Press in 2014.