Chandler Klang Smith is a graduate of Bennington College and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University, where she received a Writing Fellowship. She has worked as a reader for the Columbia Journal and the Paris Review. She has also ghost-written two YA novels for Alloy Entertainment Group and taught creative writing in Columbia's Double Discovery and INTRO programs. An excerpt from her unpublished novel Goldenland Past Dark won the Bronx Writers Center Chapter One award in 2006; the complete manuscript was nominated for a Pushcart Editor's Book Award in 2009 and received an Honorable Mention in the Leapfrog Fiction contest in 2010. She currently lives in New York City, where she works in publishing and as the Events Coordinator for the KGB Bar. More of her thoughts on books, movies, and narrative can be found at her blog The Chaw Shop (http://chawshop.blogspot.com/).