Teague von Bohlen is an Associate Professor of Fiction at the University of Colorado Denver, where he runs the student newspaper The Sentry and serves as one of the Fiction Editors of the literary magazine Copper Nickel. He works the literary, pop-culture, and commentary beats for the alt-weekly Westword, and his short fiction has been seen nationwide. His first novel, The Pull of the Earth, won the Colorado Book Award, and he’s the co-author of the student-strategy textbook The Snarktastic Guide to College Success. Flatland is his first collection of stories; he’s currently at work on a second novel, also set in the heartland of Illinois.
He makes a home in Colorado now, and grew an abiding love for the desert in his time in Arizona. But his corn-fed heart never left Illinois.