WRITING FELLOWS ASAKO SERIZAWA AND SAFIYA SINCLAIR
SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 8PM
Fiction Fellow ASAKO SERIZAWA was born in Japan and spent her pre-college life in Singapore, Jakarta, and Tokyo. She completed her BA in English and French at Tufts University, her MA in English and American literature at Brown University, and her MFA in creative writing at Emerson College. A recipient of a Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award and the O. Henry Award, she has also received grants from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation and the Vermont Studio Center. Her stories have appeared in The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, The Antioch Review, The Hudson Review, and the 2013 O. Henry Prize Stories anthology.
SAFIYA SINCLAIR was born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Her first full-length collection, Cannibal, won the 2015 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry (University of Nebraska Press, 2016). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, The Kenyon Review, Boston Review, Gulf Coast, The Gettysburg Review, TriQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, The Iowa Review, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a 2015 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, the Amy Clampitt Residency Award, and won the 2015 Boston Review Annual Poetry Contest. She received her MFA in poetry at the University of Virginia, and is currently a PhD candidate in literature and creative writing at the University of Southern California.