JOHN D’AGATA Author of Original Essay/Book

John is the author of Halls of Fame, About a Mountain, and The Lifespan of a Fact, as well as the editor of the 3-volume series A New History of the Essay. He is a graduate of Hobart College and the University of Iowa, where he received MFAs in poetry and nonfiction, and his writing has subsequently been supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Howard Foundation Fellowship, and an NEA Literature Fellowship. He now lives in Iowa City, where he serves as the M.F. Carpenter Professor of English and the Director of The Nonfiction Writing Program.

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