Daniel Born is vice president for postsecondary programs at the Great Books Foundation in Chicago and editor of its quarterly magazine, the Common Review. His scholarly interests include the novel, religion and American fiction, and Romantic prose and poetry. He is author of The Birth of Liberal Guilt in the English Novel: Charles Dickens to H.G. Wells as well as various articles and essays in scholarly and mainstream publications. His PhD is from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where he studied with Alfred Kazin and Irving Howe.