About the Author

TaraShea’s bestselling first novel, The Wives of Los Alamos, about the making of the atomic bomb from the wives’ perspective, was a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection, an Indies Choice Debut Pick, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, and winner of two New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards.

TaraShea Nesbit’s second novel, Beheld, is a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a Publishers Weekly Best Fiction Book of 2020, longlisted for the 2021 Massachusetts Book Award, a finalist for the 2021 Ohioana Book Award, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, an Indies Next Pick. Read an interview with her here and here.

Her writing has been featured in Granta, Lit Hub, The Guardian, Ninth LetterSalonFourth GenreQuarterly WestThe Collagist,  Iowa ReviewNecessary Fiction, The Los Angeles Review of Books Fiction Issue, and elsewhere. She is an associate professor of creative writing at Miami University and lives in Cincinnati with her family.