Tessa Yang is a reader, writer, and Shark Week 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. The recipient of the 2017 Hegarty Award for Short Fiction from the National Society of Arts and Letters, Tessa's writing has appeared in The Cincinnati Review, Joyland, Foglifter, and elsewhere. Her book reviews can be found at Necessary Fiction and The Masters Review. She is an assistant professor of English at Hartwick College and is currently at work on a novel. Follow her on Twitter: @ThePtessadactyl.

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