Minna Proctor is a writer, critic and translator who currently teaches Creative Non Fiction at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she is also Editor in Chief of The Literary Review. Her first book Do You Hear What I Hear? An Unreligious Writer Investigates Religious Calling was published by Viking Press in 2005. Kirkus called it ‘intelligent and intellectually provocative, though also respectful: a notable example of fine writing on religion.’ Her prize-winning translations from the Italian have been much acclaimed, and she is the recipient of several fellowships and residencies including at MacDowell where she was named Kate and George Kendall Fellow for literary non-fiction. She has worked as a magazine editor on various publications, including Bomb magazine, and her essays and book reviews have been widely published, including in The New York Times Book Review, npr.org, L.A. Times Book Review, Aperture, Bookforum, The Nation, New York Observer and Salon. She lives in Brooklyn with her partner, Christopher Sorrentino.