Gina Ochsner

Gina Ochsner

Gina Ochsner graduated from George Fox in 1992 and quickly became one of the school’s most critically acclaimed fiction writers. Her 2002 book of short stories, The Necessary Grace to Fall, won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and her 2005 follow-up, People I Wanted to Be, was recipient of the Oregon Book Award. A novel, The Russian Dreambook of Colour and Flight, received the Grub Street Book Prize in 2011 and was long listed for the Orange Prize in 2010. In all, she has won more than 20 awards for her writing, including the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Award. Her short stories have been featured in The New Yorker magazine and The Best American Nonrequired Reading.