River Readings: TaraShea Nesbit


Have you ever wondered what life was like for the women whose husbands built the atomic bomb during WWII? Come to River Readings on Monday, April 27 at 7 PM in the Gävle Room of the CSL to hear TaraShea Nesbit read from her historical novel, The Wives of Los Alamos.

Nesbit grew up in Dayton, Ohio, one of the lesser-known Manhattan Project locations. Her first novel, “The Wives of Los Alamos,” was a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection, an Indies Choice Spring 2014 Debut Pick, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, and winner of two New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards.

Her writing has been featured in the The Guardian, Iowa Review, Quarterly West, The Collagist, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Necessary Fiction, and elsewhere.

A graduate of the M.F.A. program at Washington University in St. Louis, Nesbit is completing a Ph.D. in creative writing and literature at the University of Denver. She lives in Boulder, Colo.,and begins a position as assistant professor at Miami University in the fall.

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