Alina Grabowski is from Scituate, Massachusetts. She is currently an M.F.A. candidate in fiction at Vanderbilt University, where she serves as fiction editor of Nashville Review. Her writing has appeared inFifth Wednesday Journal, Day One, and The Masters Review, and been recognized with scholarships from the Juniper Summer Writing Institute, the Squaw Valley Writers Workshop, and the Sewanee Writers' Conference. She is at work on a short story collection and novel.