Joseph L. Flatley is a journalist and short filmmaker living in Pittsburgh. His writing has appeared in a number of outlets, including The Verge, Pando Daily, and Counterpunch. His short films have featured at NonPlussed Fest (Los Angeles) and Three Rivers International Film Festival (Pittsburgh). He is the co-founder of Blockbuster Microcinema. Sirhan: Or, The Hallucinatory Vanguard is his debut novel.