Lauren Alwan

Lauren Alwan was born in New York City, raised in Los Angeles, and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her fiction and essays have appeared in the O. Henry Prize Stories, the Southern Review, ZYZZYVA, Nimrod International, Bellevue Literary Review, StoryQuarterly, and Alaska Quarterly Review, among others, and recently anthologized in A Map Is Only One Story: Twenty Writers on Immigration, Family, and the Meaning of Home (2020). She is a columnist at Catapult, a reviewer at Litstack, and a prose editor at the museum of americana, an online literary review.

  • A photograph of David Hockney's book Photos laying on a wood grain table
    Lauren Alwan
    Lauren Alwan’s copy of Pictures, by David Hockney, edited by Nikos Stangos (Harry N. Abrams, 1979) A writer recalls how David Hockney inspired her, first as an art student and later as a w...

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