Robin Hemley has published twelve books of fiction and nonfiction and has won numerous awards for his work, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, three Pushcart Prizes in Nonfiction and Fiction, the Nelson Algren Award for Fiction from the Chicago Tribune, and many others. His work has been published in such journals and newspapers as The New York Times, New York Magazine, Ploughshares, The Southern Review, The Believer, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Paris Review Daily, Orion, The Wall Street Journal, Lapham’s Quarterly, Conjunctions, The Sun, and many anthologies internationally. Among his books are the popular craft books Turning Life into Fiction and A Field Guide for Immersion Writing, as well as the anthologies Extreme Fiction (with Michael Martone) and I’ll Tell You Mine: Thirty Years of Essays from the Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program (with Hope Edelman). A graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, he also directed the Nonfiction Writing Program at Iowa for nine years and is a Professor Emeritus at The University of Iowa. He currently directs the Writing Program and is Writer-in-Residence at Yale-NUS College, Singapore, and is also an Associate Faculty Member at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.