Nelson has written for numerous publications, including The New Yorker, Artforum, Bookforum, and 4Columns, as well as for catalogues on the work of Matthew Barney and Carolee Schneemann, among other artists.
She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEA Literature Fellowship, a Creative Capital Literature Fellowship and a MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant.
Nelson has also taught literature and writing at numerous universities and workshops, and is a professor of English at the University of Southern California. She lives in Los Angeles.
Feigel is the author of four books, all published to great critical acclaim. The Love-charm of Bombs and The Bitter Taste of Victory tell the story of the Second World War and its aftermath through the eyes of writers, filmmakers and artists whose lives were shaped by it.
Free Woman, Feigel’s latest book, combines memoir with biography, thinking about freedom by analysing the author’s own life and the life and work of Doris Lessing. Feigel is Reader in Modern Literature and Culture at King’s College London, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and writes frequently for The Guardian and other publications.