Jessica Bruder is the author of Nomadland, which was named a New York Times Notable Book and Editors' Choice and a finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas Prize and the Helen Bernstein Book Award. It was adapted for a film starring Frances McDormand and David Straithairn, due for release from Fox Searchlight in 2020. She is also the author of Burning Book and writes for WIRED, New York Magazine, Harper's Magazine, The Nation, The New York Times and The Guardian, among other publications. She is a New America fellow, has held residencies at Bellagio, MacDowell and Yaddo, and teaches at Columbia Journalism School. She lives in Brooklyn with a spaniel named Max and more plants than you can shake a leafy stick at.