Award-winning author and journalist Greg Nichols has followed his penchant for place-based reporting from the barrios of South America to the steel towns of western Pennsylvania. In richly-told narratives, he writes about people who confront harrowing odds that test their strength and challenge their humanity. Nichols holds a B.A. in philosophy from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Emerson College. He lives with his wife in Los Angeles, where he likes to spend his free time reading, cooking, and traveling.