Laura Kalpakian

Laura Kalpakian has received a National Endowment of the Arts, a Pushcart Prize, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award, and the first Anahid Literary Award for an American Writer of Armenian descent. Her novels include "Steps and Exes, Graced Land, Caveat, " and "These Latter Days." Her short fiction has been gathered in three collections, including "Fair Augusto, " which won the PEN/West Award for Best Short Fiction. She lives in Washington State with her two sons.