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Nina Shengold writes fiction, plays, screenplays, and magazine features. She won the Writers Guild Award and a GLAAD Award nomination for her teleplay Labor of Love, starring Marcia Gay Harden. Other TV credits include Blind Spot, with Joanne Woodward and Laura Linney, and SHINE Award winner Unwed Father.

Her novel Clearcut, published by Anchor Books in 2005, has been optioned for film by Screen Sirens, an independent productions company based in Vancouver, Canada. As "Maya Gold," she created the new Scholastic series Cinderella Cleaners and wrote the posthumous sequel Harriet the Spy, Double Agent.

Shengold’s play Homesteaders premiered at Albany’s Capital Rep and won the ABC Playwright Award and the L.A. Weekly Award for its Long Wharf and Matrix Theatre productions. Her one-acts, including No Shoulder (recently filmed with Melissa Leo), Lush Life, Lives of the Great Waitresses, Finger Food, Emotional Baggage and others, have been produced in New York and throughout the country. Her plays have been published by Samuel French, Broadway Play Publishing and Playscripts Inc. With Eric Lane, Shengold has edited eight theatre anthologies for Vintage and four for Viking Penguin.

Shengold is Books Editor at Chronogram, a Hudson Valley arts and culture monthly. Her stories and essays have also appeared in Poets & Writers, Out Traveler, Lifetime, New Woman, Living Fit, Prima Materia, Upstate House, The Woodstock Times and other publications.

After graduating from Wesleyan University, Shengold moved to the Pacific Northwest, where she worked for the Young Adult Conservation Corps in the Olympic and Tongass National Forests, planted trees with Olympic Reforestation Inc. and crewed on a salmon troller in southeast Alaska. She now lives in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York with her teenage daughter.

 

 
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