Nathanael O'Reilly attended Monash University and the University of Ballarat before leaving Australia to work overseas. He completed a Ph.D. on suburbia in contemporary Australian fiction at Western Michigan University (WMU), and has taught Australian, British and Postcolonial literature at WMU, Albion College, The University of Texas at Tyler, and Texas Christian University, where he currently teaches in the Department of English. O'Reilly's articles, interviews, reviews and poetry have been published in North American, European, Asian and Australasian journals. He has served as Vice-President, Newsletter Editor and Webmaster for the American Association of Australian Literary Studies. In February 2012 he was elected as president of that organisation.