Professional Bio

  • Ph.D., Creative Writing and Literature with and emphasis on Prose, University of Denver, expected May 2015
  • MFA, Washington University

TaraShea Nesbit is the author of the novel, The Wives of Los Alamos, which was a New York Times Editors’ Choice. Her fiction and nonfiction have been featured in the The Guardian, Iowa Review, Quarterly West, and elsewhere. She is the nonfiction editor of Better: Culture & Lit. TaraShea has taught at Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Washington in Tacoma, the University of Denver, and New York University. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

TaraShea draws from multiple genres in her writing and teaching, encouraging each author to find their project’s organic shape. She is interested in working with students whose emerging narrative forms exist across established genres—of history and fiction, of fiction and poetry, and of fiction and nonfiction.