Lindsay Stern is an award-winning author and Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature at Yale University. Her books include The Study of Animal Languages (Viking/Penguin 2019/2020) and Town of Shadows (Scrambler Books 2012), a novella adapted into a dance by Loud Hound Movement. Her work has been supported by the Thomas J. Watson Foundation and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was a Maytag Fellow and won the Taylor-Chehak prize in fiction. 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. She lives in New Haven.
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