Grace Dane Mazur was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She is the author of the literary non-fiction work, Hinges: Meditations on the Portals of the Imagination; the novel, Trespass; and a collection of stories, Silk. She received her MFA from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson, and has taught at Harvard College, Harvard Extension School, and Emerson College. She served as fiction editor at Harvard Review for a decade and at Tupelo Press for seven years. Currently she is on the fiction faculty at the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson. She lives in Cambridge and Westport, Massachusetts, with her husband, the mathematician Barry Mazur.