William Max Nelson is a historian and writer born in California and raised in Maryland. He now lives in Canada where he is a professor at the University of Toronto. He has published numerous academic works on the intellectual history of the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, and the development of early modern globalization. Some of his academic writing can be found here https://utoronto.academia.edu/WilliamMaxNelson
His essay "Five Ways of Being A Painting" won the 2017 Notting Hill Editions Essay Prize, an international biennial essay prize. The essay, his first literary publication, is published along with the essays of the other finalists in Five Ways of Being a Painting and Other Essays (Notting Hill Editions, 2017).
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