Nahid Rachlin went to Columbia University on a Doubleday-Columbia Fellowship and to Stanford University on a Wallace Stegner Fellowship. Her publications include a memoir, Persian Girls (Penguin); four novels, Jumping Over Fire (City Lights), Foreigner (W.W. Norton), Married to a Stranger (E.P. Dutton), Crowd of Sorrows; and a short story collection, Veils (City Lights). Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Newsday, The Washington Post, the LA Times, Solstice Literary Magazine, the Virginia Quarterly Review, Prairie Schooner, Southern Humanities Review, Redbook, and Shenandoah. Rachlin’s stories have been adopted by Symphony Space’s “Selected Shorts,” aired on NPR, and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her work has been translated into Portuguese, Polish, Italian, Dutch, German, Czech, Arabic, and Persian. She has been interviewed by NPR for Fresh Air, and by Poets and Writers, and Writers Chronicle. Rachlin is the recipient of several awards, including the Bennet Cerf Award, the PEN Syndicated Fiction Project Award, and a National Endowment for the Arts Grant. She has taught Creative Writing at Barnard College, Yale University and at a wide variety of conferences, including Paris Writers Conference, Geneva Writers Conference, and Yale Writers Conference.