Gary Sernovitz is a managing director at Lime Rock, an oil- and gas-focused private equity firm. He began his career as an oil equity research analyst at Goldman Sachs. He is a graduate of Cornell University. Besides The Green and the Black, his account of the U.S. shale revolution, he has written two novels, Great American Plain and The Contrarians, as well as essays and reviews for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker online, and n+1, among others. A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and a longtime resident of New York City, he now lives in New Orleans with his wife and daughter.