TaraShea Nesbit’s bestselling first novel, The Wives of Los Alamos, about the making of the atomic bomb from the wives’ perspective, was a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection, an Indies Choice Debut Pick, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, and winner of two New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards. Nesbit’s second novel, Beheld, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a Publishers Weekly Best Fiction Book of 2020, longlisted for the 2021 Massachusetts Book Award, a finalist for the 2021 Ohioana Book Award, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, and an Indies Next Pick.
Nesbit’s writing has been featured in Granta, The New York Times, The Guardian, and elsewhere. She is an associate professor of creative writing at Miami University and lives in Cincinnati with her family.
The Library Foundation's Writer-in-Residence serves as the Library's literary ambassador to the community by fostering engagement between the Library and local writers, providing instruction on the craft of writing, both online and in-person, and serving as the Library’s representative in the local literary arts scene.