Gina Ochsner lives in Keizer, Oregon and divides her time between writing and teaching with the Seattle Pacific Low-Residency MFA program. Ochsner has been awarded a John L. Simon Guggenheim grant and a grant from the National Endowment of Arts. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, Glimmertrain and the Kenyon Review.

She is the author of the short story collection The Necessary Grace to Fall, which received the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction and the story collection People I Wanted to Be. Both books received the Oregon Book Award. A novel entitled The Russian Dreambook of Colour and Flight is forthcoming from Portobello Press and from Houghton-Mifflin-Harcourt in 2009.

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