Nell Zink grew up in rural Virginia. She has worked in a variety of trades, including masonry and technical writing. In the early 1990s, she edited an indie rock fanzine. Her books include The Wallcreeper, Mislaid, Private Novelist, and Nicotine, and her writing has appeared in n+1, Granta, and Harper's. She lives near Berlin, Germany.
"A tender story about what it means to be a good person and a good parent in trying times.... Zink is a sharp observer of current events.... Doxology circles around a coterie of gentle, likable characters.... More than a few readers will see in their story reflections of their own lives."--Shelf Awareness