Mary Kuryla

Mary Kuryla’s collection Freak Weather: Stories was selected by Amy Hempel for the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction and was published by University of Massachusetts Press in November 2017. Her stories have received The Pushcart Prize, as well as the Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Prize, and have appeared in Epoch, Shenandoah, Denver Quarterly, Witness, Greensboro Review, Pleiades, The New Orleans Review, and Alaska Quarterly Review, among others. Her award-winning shorts and feature films have premiered at Sundance and Toronto. She has written screen adaptations for United Artists and MGM. Kuryla has co-written three picture books with Eugene Yelchin for HarperCollins Children’s Books. She teaches film studies and screenwriting at Loyola Marymount University. She attended the Community of Writers in 1995 (Screenwriting) and 2010 (Fiction).

Photo credit: Eugene Yelchin