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Laura van den Berg | The Other Daughter

The Strand hosted the Writers Studio in their celebration of the Kenyon Review. As part of the celebration, renowned authors and poets gathered in the Rare Book Room to read from their works.

Laura van den Berg was raised in Florida and earned an MFA from Emerson College. Her first collection of stories, "What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us", was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her novel "Find Me" was longlisted for the 2016 International Dylan Thomas prize. Her stories have been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories, Best American Mystery Stories, O'Henry Prize Stories, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, and volume 24 of the Pushcart Prize. She is a recipient of scholarships and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Ragdale, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Van den Berg joined the Writers Studio in celebrating the Kenyon Review by reading from her short story "The Other Daughter", published in the July/Aug 2015 volume of the Kenyon Review.