Mirabelle Korn is an Oakland native who recently moved back to the Bay Area after completing her M.A. in contemporary literature at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. Previously, she earned a B.A. in French and German from Scripps College, taught theater to children at California Shakespeare Theater, and edited videos for Reporters Without Borders in Paris, France. Her writing has been featured in In Dance and on Parutions.com.
Author Christina Nichol brings the curiosity and critical eye of the seasoned traveler to her debut novel Waiting for the Electricity, keenly observing both her post-Soviet Georgian protagonists and the Americans they idealize.
Kathryn Ma's debut novel reveals one family's personal struggles with emigration and assimilation against the backdrop of the Chinese Cultural Revolution and race relations in late 20th-century America.