Before I acquired this writer slouch, I was born in Tianjin, China and raised in various cities in Texas. My short stories and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, The Iowa Review, Guernica, Electric Literature, and the Texas Observer. I've received awards from the MacDowell Colony, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Tulsa Artist Fellowship, and Vanderbilt University, where I earned my MFA. I'm currently teaching at the University of Tulsa and will be moving to the San Francisco Bay Area in the fall.
Samantha Shea, Georges Borchardt, Inc.
Glory Anne Plata, Riverhead Books
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