Thomas Mira y Lopez's first book, The Book of Resting Places, is forthcoming from Counterpoint Press in November 2017.
His work has appeared 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.
He is an editor of Territory, a literary project about maps and other strange objects, and an assistant fiction editor at DIAGRAM. Originally from New York, Mira y Lopez lives and teaches in North Carolina, where he is the 2017-2018 Kenan Visiting Writer at UNC-Chapel Hill.