Evan Balkan has published six books of nonfiction, including The Wrath of God (Univ. of New Mexico Press) as well as many essays and short stories. His novel Spitfire was published in Fall 2018 (Amphorae Publishing) and his novel Independence is forthcoming from the University of Wisconsin Press. His screenplay Spitfire, adapted from his novel, won the 2016 Baltimore Screenwriters Competition and a Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund Fellowship, a Rocaberti scholarship, and was a semifinalist in the Screencraft Family-Friendly Screenplay Competition and a finalist in the ISA Stowe Story Labs fellowship; his screenplay Children of Disobedience won the 2017 Baltimore Screenwriting Competition. He is a co-writer for the television series, Wayward Girls. He coordinates the English
Department at the Community College of Baltimore County, where he runs the creative writing program and is an adjunct faculty member in the Johns Hopkins University’s graduate Teaching Writing program.