Julian Tepper was born at Mount Sinai Hospital (Fifth Avenue and 100th Street, Manhattan) on April 1st, 1979. As the bass player for the indie rock band The Natural History, he co-wrote Spoon's hit "Don't You Evah" and helped produce the band's two studio albums, Beatbeatheartbeat and the People That I Meet. Film director Stephen Daldry casted Tepper in a featured role in 2011's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Julian is the co-founder of the The Oracle Club, a salon and workspace for artists and writers in New York. Balls is his first novel.