Nancy Kricorian is a New York City-based writer and activist. She is the author of the novels Zabelle, Dreams of Bread and Fire, and most recently All The Light There Was, which is set in the Armenian community of Paris during World War II. Her poetry and essays have been published in Guernica Magazine, The Minnesota Review, The Mississippi Review, Parnassus, and Women’s Studies Quarterly, among other periodicals. She has been the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, The Anahid Literary Award, a Gold Medal of the Writers Union of Armenia, and the Daniel Varoujan Prize of the New England Poetry Club, among other honors. She participated in the 2010 Palestine Festival of Literature and is a fellow of Columbia University’s Women Mobilizing Memory Workshop. She has taught at Barnard, Columbia, Yale, Rutgers and Queens Colleges, as well as with Teachers and Writers Collaborative in the New York City Public Schools.