Ryan SchnurrI’m a writer and editor from northeast Indiana. My first book, In the Watershed: A Journey Down the Maumee River, is out now from Belt Publishing. (You can hear me talk about the the book here.)

My essays and reportage have appeared in Atlas Obscura, Old Northwest Review, Midwestern Gothic and Belt Magazine, among other publications. Pieces I’ve written have been selected for inclusion in a couple of anthologies: Rust Belt Chicago (Belt, 2017) and Voices from the Rust Belt (Picador USA, 2018).

I am currently a doctoral student at Purdue University, where I received the 2016-2017 Lynn Fellowship in American Studies. I’ve also studied at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Huntington University. Before graduate school, I worked as a writer, editor, and photojournalist for a series of publications in northeast Indiana.

Email: ryanschnu@gmail.com. Twitter: @ryan_schnurr.