Emily Strasser is a writer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She received her MFA in nonfiction from the University of Minnesota in 2016. Her work has appeared in Catapult, Ploughshares, Guernica, Colorado Review, The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, and Tricycle. Her essays have been named notable in Best American Essays 2016 and 2017. She was a winner of the 2015 Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest, a 2016 AWP Intro Award, a 2016 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist’s Initiative Grant, and the 2016 W.K. Rose Fellowship from Vassar College. She is working on a book about the intersection of family and national secrets in the nuclear city of Oak Ridge, Tennessee.