Sejal Shah is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in fiction. Her debut essay collection, This Is One Way to Dance, (University of Georgia Press, June 2020) is out June 1st from the University of Georgia Press. Her essays and stories have appeared in Brevity, Conjunctions, the Kenyon Review, Literary Hub, The Rumpus, and elsewhwere. She has taught creative writing at the University of Rochester, Mount Holyoke College, and is on the nonfiction and fiction faculty of the Rainier Writing Workshop, the low-residency MFA program at Pacific Lutheran University. She lives in Rochester, New York.