Robin Hemley (he, him), born in New York City, is an American nonfiction and fiction writer. He is the author of fifteen books, and has had work published in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Creative Nonfiction, Brevity, Conjunctions,The Sun, and Narrative, among others. He directed the Nonfiction Writing Program at The University of Iowa for nine years and is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop. He has won many awards for his writing, in cluding awards from the Guggenheim Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation. He lives in New York City.