Nina Shengold is books editor of Chronogram magazine. Her debut novel Clearcut (Anchor Books) was a Book Sense Notable selection and Seattle Post-Intelligencer Best Books pick. She collaborated with photographer Jennifer May on River of Words: Portraits of Hudson Valley Writers (SUNY Press) and with Eric Lane on 13 theatre anthologies for Vintage Books and Viking Penguin. Her plays are published by Playscripts Inc, Broadway Play Publishing, and Samuel French. She also writes for young adults under the name “Maya Gold,” and won the Writers Guild Award for her teleplay Labor of Love, starring Marcia Gay Harden. She’s taught creative writing at the University of Maine, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Manhattanville College, and as a Visiting Guest Artist at SUNY Ulster.