Anya Groner writes about science, environment and family. Her stories and essays can be read in Guernica, The New York Times, The Oxford American, Orion Magazine and The Atlantic.  She received her MFA in fiction from the University of Mississippi where she was a John and Renee Grisham Fellow and has since been awarded scholarships and grants from the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, the Sewanee Writers Conference, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Studio in the Woods, and the Louisiana Board of Regents. Her writing has been recognized in Best American Short Stories, Best American Travel Writing, and Best American Science Writing. A resident of New Orleans, Groner teaches creative writing at NOCCA (New Orleans Center for Creative Arts) and is a founding member and teacher at New Orleans Writers Workshop. Kate Johnson of MacKenzie Wolf represents her literary work.