Jennifer Percy is a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine and recipient of the National Magazine Award for Feature Writing. She is the author of the nonfiction book DEMON CAMP (Scribner) which was a New York Times Notable Book and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick  Percy is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop where she received a Truman Capote Fellowship, as well as a graduate of the Nonfiction Writing Program at Iowa where she was an Iowa Arts Fellow.  Percy has received numerous awards including a Pushcart Prize, the National Endowment for the Arts grant, fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and the MacDowell Colony. Her essays have  appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Sunday Book Review, Harper's, BookForum, The New Republic, Esquire, and elsewhere. She teaches writing at Columbia University in NYC.