Nathan Alling Long’s stories and essays appear in over fifty journals, including Glimmer Train, Tin House, The Sun, Story Quarterly, Natural Bridge, Crab Orchard Review, Camera Obscura, and Indiana Review. His chapbook is available from Popular Ink Press. His work also appears on NPR and in a dozen anthologies.
Nathan has taught creative writing and Literature at various institutions, including Middle Tennessee State U., University of Richmond, and Virginia Union University. He currently is an Associate Professor at The Richard Stockton College of NJ, where he teaches creative writing; literature; and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
Nathan grew up in a cabin in rural Maryland and studied Literature at the University of Maryland (BA) and Carnegie Mellon (MA); he received an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has hiked in the Himalayas, biked along both U.S. coasts, studied at a Thai monastery, lived on a commune in Tennessee, and for ten years cooked for a Buddhist meditation retreat in Oregon.
He now lives in the Germantown area of Philadelphia, PA. His dog Gracie (featured in the “This I Believe” essay found in the “Select Essays” page) passed away 11.11.11.
I,m A big fan of Sir Nathan Alling Long. He has the ability to write stories and essays with great accuracy and truth. When ever i read his stories i fell very relaxed and happy.