Peter Heller holds an MFA in both fiction and poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. An award-winning adventure writer and longtime contributor to NPR, Peter is a contributing editor at Outside magazine, Men’s Journal, and National Geographic Adventure, and is a regular contributor to Bloomberg Businessweek. He is also the author of several nonfiction books, including Kook, The Whale, and Hell or High Water: Surviving Tibet's Tsango River. Heller's current book, The Dog Stars is a breathtaking story--both savagely funny and achingly sad--about what it means to live and be human in a post-apocalyptic world. He lives in Denver, CO.