Nathan Elias is a finalist of The Saturday Evening Post’s 2020 Great American Fiction Contest, and he is the author of the chapbooks A Myriad of Roads That Lead to Here: A Novelette and Glass City Blues: Poems. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles, where he served as editor on the literary journal Lunch Ticket. His writing has appeared in Entropy, PANK, Hobart, and many other publications. A recipient of the Edward Shapiro Writing Scholarship, Nathan has also been nominated for the AWP Intro Journals Project.
Before focusing on writing fiction, Nathan worked in film and television as a director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. His films and screenplays have been widely selected by contests and festivals, and his short film The Chest premiered at Cannes Court Métrage.
In addition to the aforementioned, Nathan has worked as a journalist, a bookseller, a server, a barista, a fashionista, a tutor, a library desk clerk, and a butcher’s apprentice. He has taught a variety of creative writing classes in Los Angeles and the Tampa Bay area, and he now lives in Nashville where he organizes events with his artist wife when he’s not writing his next book.
Toledo → Los Angeles → Tampa → Nashville.