Gina Ochsner lives in Keizer, Oregon and divides her time between writing and teaching at Corban University in Salem. Ochsner has been awarded a John L. Simon Guggenheim grant and a grant from the National Endowment of Arts. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, Glimmertrain and the Kenyon Review. She is the author of the short story collection The Necessary Grace to Fall, which received the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and the story collection People I Wanted to Be. Both books received the Oregon Book Award. Her novel The Russian Dreambook of Colour and Flight was long-listed for the Orange Award (UK).
Her short story "Sleeping Beauty" appears in the June 2011 issue of The Drum.