Nina McConigley was born in Singapore to Irish and Indian parents, and grew up in Wyoming, where she still lives. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston, where she was an Inprint Brown Foundation Fellow. She is the winner of a Barthelme Memorial Fellowship in Non-Fiction and served as the Non-Fiction Editor of Gulf Coast: a Journal of Literature and Fine Arts. Her play, Owen Wister Considered was produced in 2005 for the Edward Albee New Playwrights Festival, in which Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Lanford Wilson was the producer. She has received writerships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference from 2005-2009. She has been nominated for Best New American Voices 2009 and her work has appeared in The Virginia Quarterly Review, Puerto del Sol, and Forklift, Ohio. She is currently finishing a collection of short stories, Cowboys and East Indians.