Daniela Petrova is a New York-based freelance writer. She grew up in Communist Bulgaria and credits her insatiable curiosity about the world to her childhood behind the Iron Curtain. Her studies in architecture and philosophy, coupled with her graduate work in psychology, inform and shape her stories. Her articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Salon and Women in the World, among others. Her fiction has been published in literary journals and anthologies, including Best New Writing 2008. She is a recipient of an Artist Fellowship in fiction from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is working on her first novel.