Nina McConigley’s collection of stories, Cowboys and East Indians, won the 2014 PEN Open Book Award. She was born in Singapore and grew up in Wyoming. She holds an MA from the University of Wyoming (where she now teaches) and an MFA from the University of Houston. She has received scholarships to the Bread Loaf and the Sewanee Writers’ Conferences, and a full fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and for ‘The Best New American Voices’. Her work has appeared, among others, in The New York Times, Salon, The Virginia Quarterly Review, American Short Fiction, Slice, Asian American Literary Review, Puerto del Sol.