Robin Hemley is the author of fourteen books of fiction and nonfiction, including the forthcoming BORDERLINE CITIZEN: DISPATCHES FROM THE OUTSKIRTS OF NATIONHOOD. His work has received many awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Bellagio Arts Residency from The Rockefeller Foundation. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop and directed the Nonfiction Writing Program at Iowa for nine years. Of BORDERLINE CITIZEN, Jeff Sharlet writes, "Quite possibly the most original travel book in years." He is the founder of the NonfictioNOW Conference. Currently, he is the Jenks Chair in Creative Writing at The College of the Holy Cross.