Vivian ConanVivian Conan is the recipient of a Fellowship in Nonfiction Literature from the New York Foundation of the Arts.  She has written for the New York Times, New York magazine, Lilith, Narratively, and Ducts.

Vivian came of age in post-World War II Brooklyn in the midst of a large Greek-Jewish family. She attended public schools (including Seth Low Junior High School and Lafayette High School), and received a Bachelor of Arts in American Literature from Brooklyn College, a Master of Library Science from Pratt Institute, and a Master of Science in Computer Methodology from Baruch College.

After a career as a librarian, Vivian became an IT business systems analyst, then returned to libraries. She works in Westchester County, NY, lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, sings in a community chorus , and mentors teenagers through Girls Write Now . She is also the proud aunt of three nephews and one grand nephew.