Carl Nagin is an award-winning journalist, author, fiction writer, editor, and teacher. In print, his writing has appeared in The New Yorker and other national publications. A former staff reporter and writer for the PBS series FRONTLINE,he taught writing at Harvard and directed the writing program at the New England Conservatory of Music. A four-time recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, he also received the Massachusetts Artists Foundation fiction award. Carl grew up in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill community, where he attended the Tree of Life Synagogue and currently lives with his feline writing companion, Jolie, in Berkeley where he is completing his next book.