Reena Shah is a writer, dancer, and educator. She is the winner of the 2019 Third Coast Fiction prize and was awarded a Crossfields scholarship at the Cuttyhunk Island Residency in 2018. Her work has appeared in the Texas Review, Jet Fuel Review, Origins Journal, and Chalkbeat among others. She has been a finalist for several contests and awards, notably Narrative Magazine’s Short Story Contest, Nimrod’s Katherine Anne Porter Prize, the New Letters Fiction Award. She is the author of the biography Movement in Stills: the Dance and Life of Kumudini Lakhia (MapinLit). Shah holds an MFA from New York University and currently lives in Costa Rica with her husband and two young boys. She can be reached via her website reenadshah.com.