Screen Shot 2013-11-24 at 6.23.54 PMMaureen McHugh has written two collections of short stories and four novels, including “China Mountain Zhang” which was nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula award and won the James Tiptree, Jr. award. Her latest short story collection, “After the Apocalypse” (Small Beer Press), was one of Publishers Weekly’s 10 Best Books of 2011 and the only short story collection to win this award last year. She got her undergraduate degree from Ohio University, and her Masters in English (with a concentration in fiction writing) from New York University.