Anya Groner is a journalist, fiction writer, and essayist, with work in Guernica, The New York Times, The Oxford American, Orion Magazine and The Atlantic. Her audio reporting and production is featured in Monument Lab’s podcast Plot of Land which explores how land ownership and housing in the United States have been shaped by the entrenched interplay of power, public memory, and privatization. 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 and her work has received recognition from Best American Short Stories, Best American Travel Writing, Best American Science Writing, and Best American Essays. She lives in New Orleans with her husband, children, and dogs, and teaches creative writing at the New Orleans Center for Creative Art and the New Orleans Writers Workshop. Her writing is represented by Kate Johnson of Wolf Literary Services.