Moira CroneMoira Crone is the author of three books of short stories and four novels, including the collections Dream State, What Gets Into Us, and novels A Period of Confinement, The Ice Garden, winner of a gold medal from the Independent Publishers Awards, and the dystopian novel The Not Yet, set in the future New Orleans Islands, which was a finalist for the international Philip K. Dick Prize for Science Fiction paperback of the year in 2012. Her stories and essays have appeared in over fifty publications among them, The Southern Review, The Oxford American, The New Yorker, Mademoiselle, and Fantasy and Science Fiction.  For many years she taught in the creative writing MFA program at Louisiana State University, and she directed the program for several years.

She also gave readings and taught classes at the The Prague Summer Seminars, the UNO Creative Writing Program in Madrid, and San Miguel, Mexico, and appeared as a featured speaker at literary conferences in Singapore, Lisbon, Cork, Ireland and Almeria Spain, as well as over forty conferences and university programs in the United States.  In 2011, she was awarded the Robert Penn Warren Award from the Fellowship for Southern Writers, for the body of her work.

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