"Hilary Bell was born in Italy and raised in Nashville, where she studied Italian as an undergraduate. In 2016, she moved back to Italy to teach at a small high school for one year. Most recently, Hilary received a grant to travel to Pordenone, where she completed research for her graduate thesis.
She holds an M.F.A. in fiction from The Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has taught creative writing at The University of Iowa, where she was a postgraduate screenwriting fellow."