THE NONFICTIONOW BOARD

David Carlin Co-President, Australia David Carlin’s books include the forthcoming A Survival Guide for Life in the Ruins (co-author Nicole Walker, Rose Metal Press 2019), The Abyssinian Contortionist (UWAP, 2015) and Our Father Who Wasn’t There (Scribe, 2010). He co-edited a cross-cultural anthology of Asian and Australian writers, The Near and the Far (with Francesca Rendle-Short, Scribe 2016) and Performing Digital (Routledge, 2015), about the Circus Oz Living Archive project he led. David’s plays, documentaries, short films and radio essays have won awards and featured at numerous international festivals. David is a Professor at RMIT University, Australia, where he co-directs WrICE and non/fictionLab.

David Carlin
Co-President, Australia

David Carlin’s books include the forthcoming A Survival Guide for Life in the Ruins (co-author Nicole Walker, Rose Metal Press 2019), The Abyssinian Contortionist (UWAP, 2015) and Our Father Who Wasn’t There (Scribe, 2010). He co-edited a cross-cultural anthology of Asian and Australian writers, The Near and the Far (with Francesca Rendle-Short, Scribe 2016) and Performing Digital (Routledge, 2015), about the Circus Oz Living Archive project he led. David’s plays, documentaries, short films and radio essays have won awards and featured at numerous international festivals. David is a Professor at RMIT University, Australia, where he co-directs WrICE and non/fictionLab.

Nicole Walker Co-President, USA Nicole Walker is the author of two forthcoming books Sustainability: A Love Story and A Survival Guide for Life in the Ruins. Her previous books include Where the Tiny Things Are, Egg, Micrograms, Quench Your Thirst with Salt, and This Noisy Egg (only every third book has the word “egg” in its title). She also edited Bending Genre with Margot Singer. She’s nonfiction editor at Diagram and Associate Professor at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona where it rains like the Pacific Northwest, but only in July.

Nicole Walker
Co-President, USA

Nicole Walker is the author of two forthcoming books Sustainability: A Love Story and A Survival Guide for Life in the Ruins. Her previous books include Where the Tiny Things Are, EggMicrograms, Quench Your Thirst with Salt, and This Noisy Egg (only every third book has the word “egg” in its title)She also edited Bending Genre with Margot Singer. She’s nonfiction editor at Diagram and Associate Professor at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona where it rains like the Pacific Northwest, but only in July.

Patrick Madden Vice-President, USA Patrick Madden is the author of two essay collections, Sublime Physick and Quotidiana, and co-editor of After Montaigne: Contemporary Essayists Cover the Essays. He curates www.quotidiana.org and, with David Lazar, edits the 21st Century Essays series at the Ohio State University Press. A Fulbright and Howard Foundation fellow, he teaches at Brigham Young University and Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Patrick Madden
Vice-President, USA

Patrick Madden is the author of two essay collections, Sublime Physick and Quotidiana, and co-editor of After Montaigne: Contemporary Essayists Cover the Essays. He curates www.quotidiana.org and, with David Lazar, edits the 21st Century Essays series at the Ohio State University Press. A Fulbright and Howard Foundation fellow, he teaches at Brigham Young University and Vermont College of Fine Arts.

 
Robin Hemley Founder, USA Robin Hemley founded NonfictioNOW in 2005 at The University of Iowa. He directed the Nonfiction Writing Program at The University of Iowa for nine years and is currently Professor Emeritus of the Nonfiction Writing Program, is Writer-in-Residence and Professor of Humanities at Yale-NUS College in Singapore and is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. He has published twelve books of fiction and nonfiction and has won many awards for his work, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and three Pushcart Prizes in both fiction and nonfiction.

Robin Hemley
Founder, USA

Robin Hemley founded NonfictioNOW in 2005 at The University of Iowa. He directed the Nonfiction Writing Program at The University of Iowa for nine years and is currently Professor Emeritus of the Nonfiction Writing Program, is Writer-in-Residence and Professor of Humanities at Yale-NUS College in Singapore and is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. He has published twelve books of fiction and nonfiction and has won many awards for his work, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and three Pushcart Prizes in both fiction and nonfiction.

Rúnar Helgi Vignisson Iceland Rúnar Vignisson is an award-winning Icelandic author and translator. He has published seven books of fiction, numerous essays, and translated eighteen books by acclaimed American, Canadian, English, South-African and Australian authors. His short stories have been translated into Spanish, German, Polish, Chinese and English. Vignisson is currently director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Iceland. 

Rúnar Helgi Vignisson
Iceland

Rúnar Vignisson is an award-winning Icelandic author and translator. He has published seven books of fiction, numerous essays, and translated eighteen books by acclaimed American, Canadian, English, South-African and Australian authors. His short stories have been translated into Spanish, German, Polish, Chinese and English. Vignisson is currently director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Iceland. 

Heidi Stalla USA Heidi Stalla is Assistant Professor of Humanities at Yale-NUS College and Associate Director of the Writing Program. Her teaching, writing, and research interests include Twentieth Century English Literature, Transnational Modernisms, Virginia Woolf, Creative Nonfiction, and Experimental Life-Writing. She is currently working on a book about the ‘mythical method’ in Virginia Woolf’s historiographical fiction, and an experimental memoir.

Heidi Stalla
USA

Heidi Stalla is Assistant Professor of Humanities at Yale-NUS College and Associate Director of the Writing Program. Her teaching, writing, and research interests include Twentieth Century English Literature, Transnational Modernisms, Virginia Woolf, Creative Nonfiction, and Experimental Life-Writing. She is currently working on a book about the ‘mythical method’ in Virginia Woolf’s historiographical fiction, and an experimental memoir.

 
 
 
Laurel Fantauzzo Philippines Laurel Flores Fantauzzo is the author of The First Impulse (Anvil Publishing, 2017), a nonfiction narrative book about a love story and a mystery in Metro Manila. It was named a best book of 2017 by CNN Philippines, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Philippine Daily Inquirer. She is the co-editor of PRESS: 100 Love Letters (University of the Philippines Press, 2017), a collection of correspondence from women to women across the Asia Pacific. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, CutBank, the Rumpus, and Esquire Philippines. She currently teaches at Yale-NUS College. 

Laurel Fantauzzo
Philippines


Laurel Flores Fantauzzo is the author of The First Impulse (Anvil Publishing, 2017), a nonfiction narrative book about a love story and a mystery in Metro Manila. It was named a best book of 2017 by CNN Philippines, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Philippine Daily Inquirer. She is the co-editor of PRESS: 100 Love Letters (University of the Philippines Press, 2017), a collection of correspondence from women to women across the Asia Pacific. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, CutBank, the Rumpus, and Esquire Philippines. She currently teaches at Yale-NUS College. 

Wendy S. Walters USA Wendy S. Walters’s book of prose, Multiply/Divide: On the American Real and Surreal, was named a best book of the year by Buzzfeed, Flavorwire, Literary Hub, The Root, and Huffington Post. She is the author of two books of poems, Troy, Michigan and Longer I Wait, More You Love Me; a founding director of Essay in Public | A Humanities Project; and a Contributing Editor at The Iowa Review. Walters is Associate Dean of Art and Design History and Theory at Parsons and Associate Professor of Literary Studies at Eugene Lang College at The New School.

Wendy S. Walters
USA

Wendy S. Walters’s book of prose, Multiply/Divide: On the American Real and Surreal, was named a best book of the year by Buzzfeed, Flavorwire, Literary Hub, The Root, and Huffington Post. She is the author of two books of poems, Troy, Michigan and Longer I Wait, More You Love Me; a founding director of Essay in Public | A Humanities Project; and a Contributing Editor at The Iowa Review. Walters is Associate Dean of Art and Design History and Theory at Parsons and Associate Professor of Literary Studies at Eugene Lang College at The New School.

Elena Pasarello USA Elena Passarello is the author of two essay collections, Let Me Clear My Throat and Animals Strike Curious Poses, both published by Sarabande Books. Her essays have recently appeared in Virginia Quarterly Review, Oxford American, Iowa Review, Slate, and the anthologies After Montaigne and Cat is Art Spelled Wrong. A graduate of the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program, she now teaches at Oregon State University and co-edits West Virginia University Press’s In Place series. Passarello received the Whiting Award for nonfiction in 2015.

Elena Pasarello
USA

Elena Passarello is the author of two essay collections, Let Me Clear My Throat and Animals Strike Curious Poses, both published by Sarabande Books. Her essays have recently appeared in Virginia Quarterly Review, Oxford American, Iowa Review, Slate, and the anthologies After Montaigne and Cat is Art Spelled Wrong. A graduate of the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program, she now teaches at Oregon State University and co-edits West Virginia University Press’s In Place series. Passarello received the Whiting Award for nonfiction in 2015.

 
Angie Dell USA Angie Dell is a book artist and writer whose books, poems, and prints have been shown in journals, collections, libraries, and galleries across the United States (and in Belgrade, Serbia.) As Managing Director of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University, she serves as a partner in the Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative, and is the founder and director of the Virginia G. Piper Global Residency. She is also the proprietor of Shut Eye Press, an occasional research assistant for Pyracantha Press, and has taught classes in visual storytelling, narrative mapmaking, and sample book structures. Alongside a handful of letterpress projects, she is currently at work on a hybrid nonfiction manuscript.

Angie Dell
USA

Angie Dell is a book artist and writer whose books, poems, and prints have been shown in journals, collections, libraries, and galleries across the United States (and in Belgrade, Serbia.) As Managing Director of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University, she serves as a partner in the Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative, and is the founder and director of the Virginia G. Piper Global Residency. She is also the proprietor of Shut Eye Press, an occasional research assistant for Pyracantha Press, and has taught classes in visual storytelling, narrative mapmaking, and sample book structures. Alongside a handful of letterpress projects, she is currently at work on a hybrid nonfiction manuscript.

Matt Bell USA Matt Bell is the author of the novels Scrapper and In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods, as well as the short story collection A Tree or a Person or a Wall, a non-fiction book about the classic video game Baldur's Gate II, and several other titles. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Tin House, Conjunctions, Fairy Tale Review, American Short Fiction, and many other publications. A native of Michigan, he teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Arizona State University.

Matt Bell
USA

Matt Bell is the author of the novels Scrapper and In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods, as well as the short story collection A Tree or a Person or a Wall, a non-fiction book about the classic video game Baldur's Gate II, and several other titles. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Tin House, Conjunctions, Fairy Tale Review, American Short Fiction, and many other publications. A native of Michigan, he teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Arizona State University.