Christina Nichol is a 2012 recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award. Nichol grew up in the Bay Area, studied at the University of Oregon, and received her MFA from the University of Florida. She has traveled widely, worked for nonprofit film companies, and taught English in India, South Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, and, of course, Georgia. Her work has been published in Harper's, Guernica and Lucky Peach. Waiting for the Electricity is her first book.