About the Author:
Shelley Berc and her husband, Alejandro Fogel, have been cultural ambassadors for the US State Department’s Arts America Program, lecturing in their artistic fields and teaching workshops in creativity in Hungary, Rumania, Australia, and Italy. Berc was Professor of the International Writing Program and the Iowa Playwrights Workshop at the University of Iowa from 1985-2000. She holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama and was one of the first women to graduate from Amherst College. Her first novel, The Shape of Wilderness, was praised by The New York Times.
Her awards include a McKnight Fellowship, two Lila Wallace/Readers Digest awards, Rockefeller/Bellagio Fellowship, National Jewish Culture Playwriting award, the prestigious two year Pew/TCG National Theatre Artists Residency, an NEA Opera/Music librettist fellowship, and an Outer Critics Circle nomination for best off-Broadway play.