About Alex Wellen | author of "Lovesick: A Novel":
ALEX WELLEN is a writer, inventor, and a Deputy Political Director for CNN. His contributions to Election Night 2006 helped earn CNN an Emmy and a Peabody Award.
Wellen has been a contributor for ABC News, NBC News, TechTV, and NPR. He has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and McSweeney's, and has been profiled by dozens of other publications. In September, 2006, Wellen won the much revered New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest. He holds two patents and is the author of the critically acclaimed nonfiction memoir, Barman. Lovesick is his first novel.
Prior to his work in the media, Wellen was a high-tech litigator at a New York law firm. He graduated with honors from Rutgers University and received his law degree cum laude from Temple School of Law. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, and son.