Aviya Kushner's first book, The Grammar of God, is forthcoming from Spiegel & Grau / Random House in March 2015. Her essays and stories have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Gulf Coast, Partisan Review, Poets & Writers, A Public Space, The Wilson Quarterly, and Zoetrope: All-Story. Her poems have appeared nationally and internationally, including in Harvard Review, Literary Imagination, The Jerusalem Post, Poetry International, and Salamander. Her awards include an Illinois Arts Council grant, a residency in nonfiction at The Vermont Studio Center, and a Pushcart Prize nomination in poetry. She is a contributing editor at A Public Space.