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Tessa Yang is a reader, writer, and shark enthusiast from New York State. She received her MFA from Indiana University where she served as the Editor of Indiana Review.


Tessa's writerly obsessions include magic, ghosts, insomnia, and runaways. Her debut short story collection, The Runaway Restaurant, touches on all of these subjects and will be available from 7.13 Books in 2022. Shorter works of fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in Hobart, The Cincinnati Review, Joyland, Foglifter, and elsewhere. Her book reviews can be found in Necessary Fiction and The Masters Review, and her flash fiction was included in Wigleaf's Top 50 Very Short Fictions of 2018 and 2019.


At Hartwick College Tessa teaches classes on fiction, creative nonfiction, and literary editing. She's currently at work on a novel and several other fun projects. For musings on writing and marine life, follow her on Twitter: @ThePtessadactyl. You can also find her on Goodreads.

Art and photography on this website is provided by Danielle Hernandez.