Katherine Scott Nelson


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I am a fiction and creative nonfiction writer. My novella, Have You Seen Me, was published by the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Awards. My stories and essays have also appeared in Whiskey Island, Confrontation magazine, and Fiction at Work, as well as anthologized in Queering Sexual Violence and The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard.

I recently completed an MFA at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where I taught creative writing, technical and business writing, and first-year composition, in addition to serving as the assistant editor in Fiction and in Creative Nonfiction for Ninth Letter. I am currently working on my next novel, The Lightning Field, as well as a collection of essays and short stories.

The personal pronouns I go by are they/them or ze/hir.