William Males grew up in Oklahoma and came to Sweden during the Vietnam War. He is working on his book about this.
He did an MFA in writing at Bennington College. His work has been used on BBC World Service, in Stand, and Narrative.
He founded Frostwriting in 2002 and mentored the original editors, all of whom were his students at the University of Gavle. He retired from his position as editor-in-chief in 2013.