Nancy Kricorian grew up in Watertown, Massachusetts where she attended the Armenian Evangelical Church and local public schools. With degrees from Dartmouth College and Columbia University, she has taught at Barnard, Queens, Rutgers and Yale Colleges. Her poetry has been widely published in literary journals and she has published two novels--ZABELLE and DREAMS OF BREAD AND FIRE--with Grove/Atlantic. Her third novel, ALL THE LIGHT THERE WAS, was published in hardcover by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in March 2013 and in paperback by She Writes Press in October 2014. She lives in New York City.