Lauren Alwan

Fiction Writer


Author's Bio

Writer of fiction and essays. Columnist at Catapult. Co-editor prose, the museum of americana: an online literary review. Staff contributor, Litstack. Board member, WTAW Press.

Publications & Prizes

A Map Is Only One Story: Twenty Writers on Immigration, Family, and the Meaning of Home (ed. Nicole Chung, Mensay Demary (Catapult, 2019)
O. Henry Prize Stories (Penguin Random House, 2018)
"Art from Art: An Anthology of Fiction Inspired by Art, (Modernist Press, 2012)
Prizes won: 

O. Henry Prize, 2018; Goldenberg Prize for Fiction, Bellevue Literary Review; Finalist, 2009 Wabash Prize for Fiction, Sycamore Review.

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
The Friend by Sigrid Nunez, The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead

More Information

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Identifies as: 
Mixed Race
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Born in: 
New York
Raised in: 
Los Angeles, CA
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Last update: Jun 01, 2020