GRACE DANE MAZUR was born in Boston, Mass.
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.
After studying painting and ceramics at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, she went to Harvard University for her BA and PhD in Biology.
She was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Biological Laboratories at Harvard working on morphogenesis and micro-architecture in silkworms when she hinged into literature. Leaving the laboratory completely, she received her MFA from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson. She 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.