Antonya Nelson was on the faculty at the 2016 Aspen Summer Words conference where she taught a fiction workshop. 

Antonya Nelson is the author of four novels, including “Bound” (Bloomsbury, 2010) and seven short story collections, including “Funny Once” (Bloomsbury, 2014). Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, Harper’s, Redbook and many other magazines, as well as in anthologies such as Prize Stories: the O. Henry Awards and Best American Short Stories. She is the recipient of a USA Artists Award in 2009, the 2003 Rea Award for Short Fiction, as well as NEA and Guggenheim Fellowships, and teaches in the Warren Wilson MFA Program, as well as in the University of Houston’s Creative Writing Program. She lives in Telluride, Colorado, and Houston, Texas.