Lara Markstein is a South African-born American-New Zealander. She studied English at Harvard University and honed her fiction at Warren Wilson College’s MFA Program for Writers. Her work has appeared across a variety of literary journals, including Glimmer Train, Agni Online, and The Michigan Quarterly Review, and has been recognized by the Pushcart awards, the Sargeson Prize, and the Bank of New Zealand Katherine Mansfield Short Story Awards. She lives near the town of Waitohi on Tōtaranui/Queen Charlotte Sound in the northernmost part of New Zealand’s south island, Te Waipounamu.
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