Anya Groner is a journalist, fiction writer and essayist, with work focusing on the environment, racial justice, and family. Her stories and essays can be read in Guernica, The New York Times, The Oxford American, Orion Magazine and The Atlantic and have been recognized by Best American Short Stories, Best American Travel Writing, Best American Science Writing, and Best American Essays. Her exhibit Extractivism, in collaboration with the filmmaker Jazmin Miller, is currently on display at Tulane University’s Albert and Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design.  She’s also a reporter and producer for Monument Lab’s forthcoming podcast Plot of Land Groner is a recipient of numerous awards including from the Cincinnati Review, Studio in the Woods, Loyola University, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the Sewanee Writers Conference, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Meridian Magazine, and the Louisiana Board of Regents. She lives in New Orleans with her husband, two children, and dogs, teaches creative writing at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, and is a founder and teacher at New Orleans Writers Workshop. Her writing is represented by Kate Johnson of Wolf Literary Services.