Daniel Nester's newest book, Shader: 99 Notes on Car Washes, Making Out in Church, Grief, and Other Unlearnable Subjects, will be published by 99: The Press in 2015. His most recent book, How to Be Inappropriate (Soft Skull, 2010), was described as "a deeply funny new collection of booger-flecked nonfiction" in Time Out New York. He is editor of The Incredible Sestina Anthology (Write Bloody, 2013). Nester's first two books, God Save My Queen: A Tribute (Soft Skull, 2003) and God Save My Queen II: The Show Must Go On (2004), are collections on his obsession with the rock band Queen. His third, The History of My World Tonight (BlazeVOX, 2006), is a collection of poems.
His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Morning News, Gawker, The Daily Beast, and N+1, and anthologized in The Best American Poetry, The Best Creative Nonfiction, Third Rail: The Poetry of Rock and Roll, and Now Write! Nonfiction. He is an associate professor of English at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, where he teaches creative nonfiction and poetry and is on the core faculty of their M.F.A. program in creative writing. He lives in Upstate New York with his wife, film and TV editor Maisie Weissman, and their two daughters.
Find more about him online at danielnester.com.