Who is Nicholas Conley?

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Nicholas Conley is an award-winning Jewish American author, journalist, and playwright. His books, such as Pale Highway, Intraterrestrial, and Clay Tongue: A Novelette, draw from his real world experience as a healthcare worker, a volunteer, and a social justice advocate, merging surrealistic science fiction narratives with hard-hitting examinations of contemporary issues. He has written for Vox, Truthout, HuffPost, Dictionary.com, the “Join Us for Good” campaign, and many other publications. Originally from California, he now lives in New Hampshire.


Creative and/or Literary Inspirations: Kurt Vonnegut, Stan Lee, Stephen King, Octavia Butler, Noam Chomksy, Franz Kafka, David Lynch, Michael Chabon, George Orwell, Paul Mason, J.M. DeMatties, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Gillian Flynn, Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, Khaled Hosseini, Dwayne McDuffie, Philip K. Dick, Elie Wiesel, Neil Gaiman, Harlan Ellison, Art Spiegelman, Christopher Nolan, Cormac McCarthy, Mary Shelley, Isaac Asimov…

Favorite color: Green

Favorite superhero: Spider-Man

Coffee?: Black. AeroPress, siphon, or chemex.