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William Todd Schultz

William Todd Schultz is a personality psychologist who specializes in profiles of artists. He has published four books—Tiny Terror (Oxford UP, 2011), on Truman Capote; An Emergency in Slow Motion (Bloomsbury, 2011), on Diane Arbus; Torment Saint (Bloomsbury, 2013), on Elliott Smith; and The Mind of the Artist (Oxford UP, 2021)—along with numerous articles and book chapters. In 2015, Schultz was awarded the Erikson Prize for Mental Health Media; from 2016 to 2017 he was a Shearing Fellow at the Black Mountain Institute in Las Vegas; and in summer, 2021, he completed a Yaddo Artist Residency. He lives and teaches in Portland, Oregon.