Afabwaje Kurian received her MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and is currently at work on her debut novel. Her short fiction has appeared in Callaloo, Crazyhorse, The Bare Life Review, Joyland Magazine, and McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern. She has taught creative writing at the University of Iowa and its International Writing Program. She has served as a fiction screener for Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters and is a two-time recipient of the Prairie Lights John Leggett Fiction Prize for short story writing. She has received residencies at Ucross, Vermont Studio Center, and Ragdale. She currently teaches with The Writer’s Center in Washington, DC.