Thomas Mira y Lopez

Thomas Mira y Lopez

Thomas Mira y Lopez's first book, a collection of nonfiction about resting places, is forthcoming from Counterpoint Press in November 2017.

His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, The Georgia Review, Kenyon Review Online, and The Normal School among others. He holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Arizona and has received grants or scholarships from The MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and Colgate University's Olive B. O'Connor Fellowship.

Originally from New York, Mira y Lopez currently lives and teaches in Athens, Ohio. He is a founding editor of Territory, a literary project about maps and other strange objects, and an assistant fiction editor at DIAGRAM. In 2017-2018, he will be the Kenan Visiting Writer at UNC-Chapel Hill.