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A writer of things nonfictionish and the author of I'm Trying to Tell You I'm Sorry, with more than seven years of experience as a private coach, workshop leader, and writing instructor for adults and college students.


Work can be found in Third Coast, Fourth Genre, Entropy, Redivider, The Los Angeles Review, The Offing, Hobart, and elsewhere. Recent awards and honors include selection for Brevity magazine’s forthcoming anthology The Best of Brevity: Twenty Groundbreaking Years of Flash Nonfiction (Rose Metal Press, 2020), a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2019 and Best American Essays 2016The Kenyon Review Writer's Workshop Peter Taylor Fellowship, and Redivider's Beacon Street Prize for Nonfiction.

Teaching experience includes The New School's Eugene Lang College, The Gotham Writers' Workshop, and online with Catapult.

For editorial services or assistance with essays, manuscript development, memoirs, and other writing endeavors, please visit the Services page.

No one is safe from Nina Boutsikaris’ gaze in this book—she looks at the world and people around her just as intensely as she turns her gaze inward, questioning her desires, her actions, and asking what it means to see something for what it truly is. I’m Trying to Tell You I’m Sorry pairs art with experience, youth with introspection, and gender with power—the dance between these topics makes for an utterly absorbing read.
— Chelsea Hodson, Tonight I’m Someone Else
Be prepared to fully immerse yourself in a world that’s both gorgeous and dangerous, led by a guide who has found herself at the outermost edges of what language can bear. I’ve never read anything quite like it. Nina Boutsikaris is a compelling new voice in creative nonfiction.
— Brenda Miller, An Earlier Life
An intelligent and radical rumination on gender, sexuality, fear, and romance. A topical and evocative book for anyone with a brain.
— Chloe Caldwell, Women