New York-based writer Magda Bogin has produced a body of work that straddles fiction, poetry, opera and non-fiction. Born in Manhattan, she has lived and worked extensively in Mexico, France, Italy and Russia.
The recipient of numerous grants and awards, most recently as a librettist in residence with American Lyric Theater in New York, she has taught writing at Columbia University, Princeton, and the City College of New York. She is the founder and director of Under the Volcano, a program of writing master classes that convenes every January in Mexico and that offers ongoing cyber pods for those with works in progress.
“Magda Bogin inhabits the world like a chameleon. She is a gifted writer, moving between fiction, poetry and literary translation with wit, humor and unassuming erudition. Generous and global in outlook, she is also an inspired teacher who nurtures the talents of others by bringing people together to create, innovate and perform.” — Electa Arenal, scholar