Maggie Nelson's most recent book is The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning (Norton, 2011), which was named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times and will be out in paperback in August 2012. She is also the author of three other books of nonfiction prose, Bluets (Wave Books, 2009), The Red Parts (Free Press, 2007), and Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions (University of Iowa, 2007). She has published four books of poetry, including Something Bright, Then Holes (Soft Skull, 2007) and Jane: A Murder (Soft Skull, 2005; finalist, the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir). She has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Nonfiction, an NEA Fellowship in Poetry, and an Andy Warhol Foundation/Creative Capital Arts Writers Grant. She currently teaches in the School of Critical Studies at CalArts and lives in Los Angeles.