Eiren Caffall is a writer and musician whose work on loss and illness, water and extinction has appeared in Guernica, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Al Jazeera, Literary Hub, Minding Nature, The Rumpus, and the books Chemical Alterations and The Time After. She has received a a Whiting Foundation Creative Nonfiction Grant in 2023, a Social Justice News Nexus Fellowship in environmental justice writing at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in Chicago, a residency in environmental journalism at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Alberta, Canada, a Make a Wave Grant from 3Arts, as well as creative nonfiction residencies at Ragdale, Hedgebrook, the Millay Colony for the Arts where she served on the Creative Nonfiction Jury, and was waitlisted for a MacDowell Fellowship. The short film Becoming Ocean, adapted from her essay Becoming Ocean: When You and the World are Drowning has been screened at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, The Sidewalk Film Festival, the Sedona International Film festival, and the D.C. Environmental Film Festival, Twister Alley Film Festival, the International Environmental Film Festival in Morocco, The NYU Orphans Symposium in Amsterdam, and the Freeland Film Festival, where it won the Best Short Film Jury Prize.  She has two books forthcoming, a science memoir The Mourner’s Bestiary (Row House Publishing, 2024), and The Weight of All the Water in the World, a novel of environmental collapse (St. Martin’s Press, 2025) She lives with her husband and child, three cats and a turtle in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago.