Steve McNutt lives in Iowa City, Iowa. He is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Rhetoric at the University of Iowa where he received his M.F.A. in Nonfiction Writing and a Ph.D. in Language, Literacy, and Culture. His work has been listed as notable in Best American Essays and appeared in the Iowa Review, The Millions, Knee Jerk, The Morning News, The Burnside Review and on WSUIs (Iowa) Weekend Edition, among other places. A novel-in-progress, The Animal Lovers, was a finalist for the 2016 William Faulkner–William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. For more, see www.stevemcnutt.com.