Nora Bonner is a fiction writer and writing instructor from Detroit, Michigan. Her stories have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies, including Shenandoah, Quarterly West, Juked, the Indiana Review, the North American Review, Hobart, and the Best American Non-Required Reading.

She’s been awarded a scholarship to ¬†attend a summer workshop at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and a residency at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. She has degrees from the University of Michigan, Miami of Ohio, and Florida State University. She recently earned a PhD in Creative Writing from Georgia State University.

When she’s not writing, she serves as a program coordinator in the Chillon Project at Lee Arrendale State Prison, where she also teaches writing and literature for the AA in Positive Human Development and Social Change. Nora is also involved in the expansion of the Georgia Coalition for Higher Education in Prison.