Nathaniel Lee Hansen
"An alumnus of the University of South Dakota, Nathaniel Lee Hansen is a poet, fiction writer, and essayist. He is Associate Professor of English at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor where he edits the bi-annual literary journal The Windhover and directs The Windhover Writers’ Festival. His work has appeared in such venues as The Willa Cather Review, Barren Magazine, St. Katherine Review, Split Lip Magazine, The Curator, Writing Texas, Perspectives, Blast Furnace, Christianity and Literature, Midwestern Gothic, The Evansville Review, and South Dakota Review, among others.
When not writing, reading, editing, or teaching, he enjoys playing board games, playing piano (at home and at church), playing disc golf, and running through his neighborhood. He lives in Temple, Texas, with his wife and their son and daughter.
Praise for Measuring Time and Other Stories
"With careful, clear-eyed storytelling, Hansen hems the wild terrain of love, loss, hard-earned wisdom, and quiet courage. Demonstrating with each story masterful precision of not only prose, but also of human psychology, Hansen pinpoints the un-sutured wounds within his characters. Each story is a revelation of unexpected and uncommon compassion."
—Gina Ochsner, author of The Necessary Grace to Fall, which received the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction
"There's a kind of deeper thoughtfulness to these stories than I've seen in a long, long while. Nathaniel Hansen's work stays close as close can be to the heart of his characters without veering into sentimentality or overwrought emotion. These are real people, in real places, dealing with the real issues of humanity: forgiveness, presumption, sin, and the freedom offered through grace. His prose is solid, his rendering of place sure; his vision one of redemption, and no matter how hard the battle, love can heal our hearts from our own self-inflicted wounds."
—Bret Lott, author of Oprah's Book Club pick, Jewel, and New York Times best-selling author