About Lara

laraLara Markstein is a South African born New Zealander, who currently lives in Oakland, CA. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Harvard University, and received her Masters in Fine Arts from the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. Her work has appeared in Glimmer Train, Agni Online, The Greensboro ReviewNecessary FictionThe Four Way Review, and Enizagamand has been recognized by the Bank of New Zealand Katherine Mansfield Short Story Awards. She has a story forthcoming in The Michigan Quarterly Review.

Lara currently serves as the Program Officer at the UC Berkeley Center for New Media, where she gets to help run such awesome events as the Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium, the History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series, and Bay Area festivals, including Image as Location.

When not writing or working, Lara can be found riding her bicycle in the Oakland hills and cooking up a storm with her husband.

To contact Lara, please email lara@laramarkstein.com.