A Denver native, Lindy Hough graduated from Smith College and received an MFA in Creative Writing at Goddard College. She is the author of seven books of poetry, non-fiction, and fiction, including the forthcoming Wild Horses, Wild Dreams: New and Selected Poems 1971-2010 and Wondrous: The Joys and Challenges of Grandparenting.

She has taught literature and writing in Michigan, Maine, Vermont and California. In 1964, while a student at Smith, she co-founded an interdisciplinary literary magazine named Io with Richard Grossinger. She and Richard co-founded North Atlantic Books in Berkeley 1980. Lindy worked in many jobs outside the publishing in the early years, including college teaching, free-lance arts criticism and non-profit management. She completed the course work for a doctorate in Social and Cultural Studies in Education at UC Berkeley in 1994, and left to become Publisher and Editorial Director at North Atlantic Books through 2008. Writing full time now, she is finishing a novel about the Four Corners area and Colorado.

Lindy lives in Berkeley with her husband, the writer Richard Grossinger. They have two children, Robin Grossinger, an environmental biologist, and Miranda July, a performance artist, writer, and film director.