Layden's debut novel, Trip Through Your Wires, is forthcoming from Engine Books. A graduate of Purdue University's MFA program, her fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in Stone Canoe, Blackbird, Artful Dodge, Reed Magazine, [PANK], Ladies' Home Journal, The Humanist, and elsewhere. She is a lecturer in the Writing Program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
When IUPUI professor Jonathan Eller met Ray Bradbury, the writer offered Eller his friendship and something more—a massive literary archive that has a new home at the school, celebrated with a gallery show this month. Bradbury gave the professor his life’s work. In return, Eller is giving Bradbury what science fiction writers never had: intellectual legitimacy.