Marian Palaia

Marian Palaia is the author of The Given World, longlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize (Simon and Schuster, 2015). Born in Riverside, California, she has lived in San Francisco (on and off) since 1985. Other places she has lived include Montana, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, and Nepal, where she was a Peace Corps volunteer. She has been a teacher, a truck driver and a bartender. At one time she was the littlest logger in Lincoln, Montana.