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Presenter Biographies

2015 Speakers

Emma Bull

Emma Bull

Emma Bull is a science fiction/fantasy writer whose novels include War For the Oaks (1987), Bone Dance (1991),The Princess and the Lord of Night (1994), Territory (2007). Bone Dance was nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards, and was the recipient of the Philip K. Dick Award Second Honors. Bull has also published short stories, poetry, essays, screenplays, and is currently the producer for Shadow Unit, a collaborative webfiction project. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

John Hildebrand

John Hildebrand

John Hildebrand is the author of three nonfiction books, the most recent of which is A Northern Front (2005), a collection of essays that previously appeared in such magazines as Harper's, Audubon, Outside, Sports Illustrated, Manoa, andThe Missouri Review. He also wrote Mapping the Farm: The Chronicles of a Family (1995) and Reading the River: A Voyage Down the Yukon (1998). His work has been anthologized in Barnstorm: Contemporary Wisconsin Fiction (2005), Best American Sports Writing (1999), American Nature Writing (1997), The Great Land: Reflections on Alaska (1994), and Nature's New Voices (1992). His work has been translated into German and Italian. He is on the English faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Vandana Khanna

Vandana Khanna

Vandana Khanna is a poet who was born in New Delhi, India and raised in Falls Church, Virginia. She earned her B.A. from the University of Virginia and her MFA from Indiana University, where she was the recipient of the Yellen Fellowship in poetry. Her first poetry collection, Train to Agra(2001), won the Crab Orchard Review First Book Prize, and her second collection, Afternoon Masala (2014), was the co-winner of the Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize. Khanna’s work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in journals such as Crazyhorse, Callaloo, The Missouri Review, 32 Poems andThe Indiana Review, as well as the anthologies Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation and Indivisible: An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry. She has taught English and Creative Writing at colleges and universities across the country including Indiana University, Pitzer College, and the University of Southern California.

Ebba Segerberg

Ebba Segerberg

Ebba Segerberg is a translator of Swedish literature with a focus on Swedish crime fiction. Her translations include several installments of the Wallander series by Henning Mankell and Let Me In by John Ajvide Lindqvist. She has also worked in a variety of other genres and formats including biography, short stories, and screenplays. She holds a PhD in Swedish literature and film studies from the University of California at Berkeley, and currently lives in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Eric Smith

Eric Smith

Eric Smith is an author, blogger, and literary agent based in Philadelphia. His first book, The Geek’s Guide to Dating, was published by Quirk Books in December 2013, and was an Amazon 2013 Best Book of the Year selection in Humor. He has also published a young adult novel, Inked, with Bloomsbury USA. His writing has appeared in thePhiladelphia Weekly, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and on Philly.com. He has also written for BuzzFeed, The Huffington Post, Boing Boing, and Geekosystem, and is a regular contributor to Book Riot, Barnes & Noble’s blog, Paste, and his own blog, Geekadelphia.