|Born||1967 (age 49–50)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Occupation||Novelist, short story writer, playwright, journalist|
|Notable works||Crossing California|
Langer grew up in the West Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, where he attended Daniel Boone Elementary School. He attended Evanston Township High School from 1980–1984 and graduated from Vassar College in 1988. Returning to Chicago, he worked for a little over a decade as an editor, nonfiction author, playwright, theater director, and film producer. In 2000, he won a fellowship to Columbia University's National Arts Journalism Program and remained in New York as a senior editor of Book Magazine until it folded in 2003. He had a weekly column in The Book Standard.
- Crossing California (2004)
- The Washington Story (2005)
- Ellington Boulevard (2008)
- My Father's Bonus March (2009)
- The Thieves of Manhattan (2010)
- The Salinger Contract (2013)
- "Staff Bios –". Forward.com. Retrieved 2012-09-21.