Robert Root is the author of two works of creative nonfiction, Recovering Ruth: A Biographer’s Tale and Following Isabella: Travels in Colorado Then and Now, and the editor of Landscapes with Figures: The Nonfiction of Place. He is also the co-editor of The Fourth Genre, a textbook now in its sixth edition, and the author of The Nonfictionist’s Guide: On Reading and Writing Creative Nonfiction. A collection of his essays, Postscripts: Retrospections on Time and Place, will be published next year. A past winner of the Council of Wisconsin Writers Award in Short Nonfiction, he teaches nonfiction in the Ashland University MFA Program in Creative Writing. He lives in Waukesha.