Neil Nakadate recently retired from Iowa State University after 40 years of teaching English, primarily American literature. His writing has appeared in various publications, including Aethlon, Cottonwood, ISLE, and Annals of Internal Medicine; he has edited two books on Robert Penn Warren and has written a critical study on Jane Smiley. His most recent book is Looking After Minidoka: An American Memoir (Indiana University Press, 2013), which focuses on his own family to tell the story of three generations of Japanese American life, from immigration through the 20th century. He recently served as President of the Board of Directors of Humanities Iowa. Professor Nakadate graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in English and Honors in Humanities, and earned his M.A. and Ph.D. at Indiana University.