Susan Napier, author of Miyazakiworld, first went to Japan when she was seventeen. She has spent eight years in Japan in all and is the author of five books on Japanese culture. She currently teaches at Tufts University in Boston.
BettyJoyce Nash is a short story writer and co-edited a book of literary gun stories, Lock & Load: Armed Fiction. Her fiction has been recognized with fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Tyrone Guthrie Center in Ireland, VCCA, and the Ragdale Foundation.
Anne Nelson, author of Shadow Network, has received a Livingston Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. A graduate of Yale University, she has taught at Columbia University for over two decades. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. A native of Oklahoma, she lives in New York City.
Erik Nielson, co-author of Rap on Trial: Race, Lyrics, and Guilt in America, is an associate professor at the University of Richmond. In addition to his academic work, he writes for outlets such as The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and The Atlantic. He also serves as an expert witness in criminal cases involving rap lyrics as evidence.
Valerie Nieman, author of To the Bones, is also author of Blood Clay and two other novels, as well as three poetry collections. A graduate of West Virginia University and Queens University of Charlotte, she is an NEA fellow and teaches writing in North Carolina.