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.