Catherine Curan is a journalist and fiction writer based in New York City. She has covered business, fashion and real estate for the New York Post, Crain’s New York Business, Newsday, WWD, Worth, The Real Deal and Condé Nast Portfolio.com. In 2004, she won the Newswomen’s Club of New York’s Front Page Award for a Crain’s special report on the hip-hop economy. She has published creative writing in Fiction, Many Mountains Moving, Ozone Park Journal, the SalonZine and Sleet Magazine; her short stories are forthcoming in Fiction and The Reader. She has taught English in Athens, Greece and worked as a writing coach at Yale School of Management. She is Associate Publisher of the online journal Anderbo.com and a volunteer mentor with non-profit organization Girls Write Now.