William Deresiewicz, a contributing writer for the Nation and a contributing editor for the New Republic and the American Scholar, received the 2013 Hiett Prize in the Humanities from the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. He was also nominated for National Magazine Awards in 2008, 2009, and 2011, and won the National Book Critics Circle's Nona A. Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing for 2012. An associate professor of English at Yale until 2008, he is the author of the highly acclaimed A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter. William lives in Portland, Oregon.
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