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Nina Revoyr

Nina Revoyr was born in Japan to a Japanese mother and a white American father, and grew up in Tokyo, Wisconsin, and Los Angeles. She is the author of five novels, most recently "A Student of History." Her second novel, "Southland," was a Los Angeles Times bestseller and "Best Book of 2003," a Book Sense 76 pick, an Edgar Award finalist, and the winner of the Ferro Grumley Award and the Lambda Literary Award. Nina's third book, "The Age of Dreaming," was a finalist for the 2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Nina's fourth novel, "Wingshooters," was published in 2011. It was a Booklist Editors Choice for 2011 and an O: Oprah Magazine's "Book to Watch For," and has won an Indie Booksellers Choice Award and the Midwest Booksellers Choice Award. Until recently, Nina was executive vice president and chief operating officer of a affected by violence and poverty in Los Angeles. She now works in philanthropy, as part of a comprehensive effort to improve economic mobility for low-income children and their families. Nina has been an Associate Faculty member at Antioch University, and a Visiting Professor at Cornell University, Occidental College, and Pitzer College. She lives in Los Angeles.