Maya Lang
THE SIXTEENTH OF JUNE (Scribner, 2014)

Maya Lang is the author of The Sixteenth of June, longlisted for the 2014 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. She was awarded the 2012 Bread Loaf-Rona Jaffe Foundation Scholarship in Fiction, and was a finalist for Glimmer Train‘s Short Story Award for New Writers.

She has appeared on television and radio, and been a guest speaker at numerous conferences, college campuses, and literary events.

A graduate of Swarthmore College, she earned her M.A. from New York University and Ph.D. from SUNY Stony Brook in Comparative Literature. She is the first-generation daughter of Indian immigrants and lives outside of New York City. She is currently at work on her second novel.