It was an honor last week to read my work at Slought in Philadelphia, with the Cheburashka Collective, in solidarity with Ukraine. Such well-being came from being around so many wonderful writers from Eastern Europe. I’m grateful that we had a pre-reading reception where we could connect and share stories. Thank you to the UPenn Comparative Literature, Jewish Studies, and Russian and East European Studies programs for making the evening possible!
Published by Lana Spendl
I am a writer living in Bloomington, Indiana. My chapbook of flash fiction, We Cradled Each Other in the Air, was published in 2017 by Blue Lyra Press. My short stories, poetry, and personal essays have appeared in The Rumpus, Hobart, The Greensboro Review, The Baltimore Review, New Ohio Review, Zone 3, Notre Dame Review, and other journals. I hold an M.F.A. in creative writing and an M.A. in Hispanic literature from Indiana University Bloomington, where I served as nonfiction editor to Indiana Review. I am originally from Sarajevo, Bosnia, and my childhood was divided between the Balkans and Spain due to the Bosnian war in the early 90s. I am working on a short story collection that explores pockets of life in southern Europe following the war in the Balkans. Stories from this collection have appeared in The Baltimore Review (Spring 2018), The Cortland Review (2014 Winter Feature), The Greensboro Review (Issue 91), and Epiphany (Women Writing Women series). View all posts by Lana Spendl