Nina McConigley was born in Singapore and grew up in Wyoming. She holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Houston. She has received scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. She also received a full fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and for The Best New American Voices 2009. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Virginia Quarterly Review, American Short Fiction, Slice, Asian American Literary Review, Puerto del Sol, and others. She has completed a short-story collection, Cowboys and East Indians and is at work on a novel. She currently lives in London.