wendy call airieWendy Call (January 2013) is a writer, editor, translator and teacher of creative writing. She has been Writer in Residence at a dozen other institutions, including the New College of Florida (2010), Seattle University (2009) and Seattle’s Richard Hugo House (2006-2008). She has authored a narrative nonfiction book, No Word for Welcome (University of Nebraska Press), won Grub Street’s 2011 National Book Award and the 2012 International Book Award for Best History/Political Book. She also co-edited Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers’ Guide from the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University with Mark Kramer. This book is currently used as a core text in university courses throughout the United States, as well as in a dozen other countries. Her nonfiction writing and her translations (from Spanish) of poetry and fiction have appeared in more than fifty magazines and literary journals and in several anthologies. Wendy has worked as a writer and editor since 2000. She has recently taught creative writing and contemporary literature at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washing, as well as in newsrooms in the United States and Mexico, public libraries, community centers, public high schools, city parks and country jails.