Laura Harrington, award winning playwright lyricist and librettist, has written dozens of plays, musicals, and operas, which have been produced in venues ranging from Off-Broadway to the Houston Grand Opera. Harrington has twice won both the Massachusetts Cultural Council Award in playwriting and the Clauder Competition for best new play in New England. Laura teaches playwriting at MIT where she was awarded the 2009 Levitan Prize. Alice Bliss, her first novel, widely acclaimed in print and online, won the 2012 Massachusetts Book Award in Fiction. Alice Bliss has also been published in the UK, Italy and Denmark.