Lindsay Stern is the author of The Study of Animal Languages (Viking/Penguin 2019/2020). Named one of Vanity Fair's Most Anticipated Books of 2019, it won the Lois Kahn Writers' Award and the Taylor-Chehak Prize in Fiction from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her first book, Town of Shadows (Scrambler Books 2012), was adapted into a dance by Loud Hound Movement, a collective based in New York City. She has received a Watson Fellowship, an Amy Award, and an Academy of American Poets' Prize. Her long-form essay "The Divide" was the cover story of Smithsonian Magazine's July/August 2020 issue. She holds an M.F.A. in Fiction from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and an M.Phil in Comparative Literature from Yale University, where she is a doctoral candidate. She lives in New Haven with her fiancé and cactus.

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