Relaxing on a hotel terrace in IbIzia, Spain

OWEN LEVY is a fellow of the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, New Mexico, and the Edwin MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire, where the Lila and DeWitt Wallace Reader's Digest Foundation endowed his residency. He is a native New Yorker, born in Harlem and raised in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn. He received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Hunter College. In the mid-1980's, Mr. Levy began an extended sojourn in Berlin, West Germany where he covered the film and music scene for such trade publications as Variety and Billboard. He was also a contributing editor to the Berlin International Film Festival daily magazine Moving Pictures International as well as documentations author for the European Film Academy. He produced and hosted Berlin's first bilingual cable talk show. His fiction, reviews articles and interviews have appeared in numerous publications.