Gabriel Urza is the author of the novella The White Death: An Illusion (Nouvella, 2019) and the novel All That Followed (Henry Holt & Co., 2015). He spent several years as a public defender in Reno, Nevada, and is now an associate professor at Portland State University. He is the recipient of a 2022 Fulbright Grant for a nonfiction book about an American explorer in Peru. The Silver State, a novel, will be published by Algonquin Books in 2025.