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Comments Halina Duraj
2014 O. Henry Award-winning Author

It's a tremendous privilege to be included in an anthology and a series representing so many writers I admire.

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I'm excited to think about short stories again after spending so much time in a novel.

About the Author

Halina Duraj grew up in northern California and now teaches at the University of San Diego. Her work has been featured in journals including The Sun, Harvard Review, Fiction, and Witness. She has an M.A. in creative writing from the University of California, Davis, and a Ph.D. in literature with an emphasis in creative writing from the University of Utah. She is the author of the story collection, The Family Cannon.

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