Kim Dana Kupperman is the author of a critically acclaimed collection of essays, I Just Lately Started Buying Wings. Missives from the Other Side of Silence (Graywolf, 2010), which received the 2009 Katharine Bakeless Nason Prize in Nonfiction from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and was longlisted for the Indie Booksellers Association Choice Award. She is the founder of Welcome Table Press, dedicated to publishing and celebrating the essay in all its forms. Ms. Kupperman is the Visiting Writer-in-Residence in nonfiction at Fordham University. She also teaches nonfiction at the Fairfield University low-residency MFA Program and coordinates the Gettysburg Review Conference for Writers. Her writing has appeared in AGNI online, Alaska Quarterly Review, Alimentum, Best American Essays 2006, Baltimore Review, Brevity, Cimarron Review, Diagram, Eclectic Literary Forum, Fourth Genre, Hotel Amerika, ISLE, Louisville Review, Maine Scholar, Nightsun, Ninth Letter, the Normal School, River Teeth, and elsewhere. Her honors include notable mentions in the Pushcart Prize anthology (2007; 2010) and Best American Essays (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011); the 2003 Robert J. DeMott Prose Prize from Quarter after Eight; and first place in the 1996 Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest. Ms. Kupperman is the recipient of fellowships in 2010 from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and the Kenyon Review Writer's Workshop, a 2009 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Literature Fellowship, a 2008 Center for Book Arts scholarship, and a 2008 fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is a member of the Author’s Guild, the Center for Book Arts, and the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.