Angela Pelster won the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writer Award in Nonfiction, and was a finalist for the PEN Award for the art of the essay for her essay collection Limber (Sarabande, 2014). Her work has previously appeared or is forthcoming in Ploughshares, Tin House, Granta, The Kenyon Review, and The Gettysburg Review amongst others. Her children's novel The Curious Adventures of India Sophia (River Books, 2005) won the Golden Eagle Children's Choice award. War Prayer, her essay film collaboration with her husband Richard Wiebe, won Best of Festival in Iowa City, premiered in Rotterdam and played nationally and internationally in Chicago, Ann Arbor, Marseilles, Syros, and Scotland amongst others. She’s been awarded a Minnesota State Arts Board grant and is the founder and director of the screening series Writers Go to the Movies. Her MFA is from the University of Iowa, and she teaches in the Creative Writing Programs at Hamline University in Saint Paul.