Meera Nair grew up in India and came to the United States in 1997. She is the author of VIDEO: Stories, and a forthcoming novel from Pantheon, tentatively titled HARVEST. Her collection VIDEO won the Asian-American Literary Award and was chosen a Best Fiction Book of the Year by The Washington Post and Book magazine and was the Editor’s Choice at the San Francisco Chronicle. Her stories, articles and essays have also appeared in the New York Times magazine, the National Post , The Threepenny Review, Calyx, Discover as well as in various anthologies and on National Public Radio’s Selected Shorts. Meera has won fiction fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts (2004 & 2008) and the MacDowell Artists’ Colony. She lives in Queens, New York and teaches Creative Writing at New York University and in the MFA program at Brooklyn College.