Stacy Perman, the recipient of the MacDowell fellowship, is an award-winning journalist. She worked for BusinessWeek and Time, covering small business, entrepreneurship, and other similar topics. Her writing has also appeared in Los Angeles magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Business 2.0, and the Wall Street Journal. Her first book provided an inside look at the burger chain In-n-Out. Born in Los Angeles, she has lived in Germany, Japan, and Israel, and she currently lives in New York.