Lauren Markham

Lauren Markham is a writer based in California whose work has appeared in outlets such as Guernica, Harper’s, Orion, Freeman’s, Lithub, Best American Travel Writing, The New Republic, Narrative, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times and VQR, where she is a contributing editor. Lauren is the author of The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life, which was awarded the Northern California Book Award, The California Book Award Silver Medal, and the Ridenhour Prize. She teaches in the MFA programs at Ashland University and the University of San Francisco. www.laurenmarkham

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