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Jon Katz

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Jon Katz lives at Bedlam Farm in upstate New York where he writes and tends his animals - four dogs, four donkeys, 30 sheep, two steers, a cow, two barn cats, a rooster and three hens. The rambling old farmhouse was built in 1862 and is surrounded by 110 acres of pastures, streams and wooded hillsides, as well as four barns and a milkhouse in various stages of disrepair.

Having previously written novels and nonfiction books, Jon now writes mainly about dogs and rural life, and his columns have appeared in Slate, Rolling Stone, Wired, GQ, the New York Times, and the websites HotWired and Slashdot. He is also the co-host of Dog Talk, a show on Northeast Public Radio.