• Profile:

    Nina Boutsikaris is the author of I'm Trying to Tell You I'm Sorry (Black Lawrence Press, forthcoming 2019). Her nonfiction has appeared in Third Coast, Fourth Genre, Entropy, Redivider, The Los Angeles Review, The Offing, Hobart, Brevity, and elsewhere, and her work was named a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2016. She has taught at the University of Arizona, where she earned her MFA in creative nonfiction, and the Gotham Writers’ Workshop, and was awarded a 2016 Peter Taylor Fellowship at The Kenyon Review Writers Workshop.

    Degrees Held:

    MFA, Creative Nonfiction, University of Arizona, 2015

    BA, Writing, Ithaca College, 2009

    Recent Publications:

    Research Interests:

    memoir, essay, autobiography, gender, sexuality, aesthetics, modernity, short form

    Awards And Honors:

    Writer-In-Residence, Craigardan Arts - June 2018

    Hippocampus, Remember in November Finalist - November 2018

    Provost's Merit Scholarship, CUNY Graduate Center -- Fall 2017

    Writer-in-Residence, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts -- June 2017

    Notable Essay, Best American Essays 2016, Ed. Jonathan Franzen — 2016

    Peter Taylor Assistant Fellowship, The Kenyon Review Writers Workshop — June 2016

    Beacon Street Prize for Nonfiction, Judged by Susannah Cahalan — 2015

    University of Arizona Foundation Award for Creative Nonfiction — Fall 2014

    Julia Flynn Siler Scholarship, Squaw Valley Writers Workshop — Summer 2014

    Johnnie Raye Harper Excellence in Teaching Nominee, University of Arizona — 2014

    Graduate Assistant Teaching Scholarship, University of Arizona — 2013-2015


    Current Courses:

    Writing the Essay II (Spring 2020)