Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz
Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz is the author of seven books of poetry, including The Year of No Mistakes, crowned the Book of the Year for Poetry by the Writers' League of Texas, and Hot Teen Slut, which was recently optioned for film adaption. She is also the author of two books of nonfiction, most recently Dr. Mütter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine, which spent three months on the New York Times Best Seller List. Recent awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the ArtsEDGE writer-in-residency at the University of Pennsylvania and the Amy Clampitt Residency. When not on the road, Cristin lives in Austin with her family.