Lindsay Stern is a writer and PhD candidate in comparative literature at Yale University. After studying literature at the Brearley School, she graduated summa cum laude from Amherst College with a B.A. in English and Philosophy. From 2013-2014, she taught and wrote on a Watson Fellowship before receiving an M.F.A from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was a Teaching-Writing Fellow and won the Taylor-Chehak prize in fiction. The recipient of an Amy Award and an Academy of American Poets Prize, she is the author of three books including The Study of Animal Languages, a novel that won the Lois Kahn Writers' Award, and Town of Shadows, a novella later adapted into a dance. Her long-form article "The Divide," about a psychologist's thirty-year attempt to integrate into a group of captive primates, was the cover story of Smithsonian Magazine's July/August 2020 issue. Her poems and short fiction have appeared in publications including Fairy Tale Review, PANK, and DIAGRAM.
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