mlang2Maya Lang’s debut novel, The Sixteenth of June, was long listed for the 2014 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. She was awarded the 2012 Bread Loaf-Rona Jaffe Foundation Award in Fiction, and was a finalist for Glimmer Train‘s Short Story Award for New Writers.

Lang has appeared on television and radio, and been a guest speaker at numerous conferences, college campuses, and literary events. She has taught workshops at GrubStreet and the University of Tulsa, among others.

A graduate of Swarthmore College, she earned her M.A. from New York University and Ph.D. from SUNY Stony Brook in Comparative Literature. She is the first-generation daughter of Indian immigrants and lives outside of New York City. She is currently at work on her second novel.

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