T Kira Madden
Shelly Oria (USA/Israel)
Oria was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Israel. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review among many others. She has won a number of awards, including the Indiana Review Fiction Prize. Her short story collection, New York 1, Tel Aviv 0, published in 2014, earned nominations for a Lambda Literary Award, a Goldie Award, and the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction. A MacDowell Fellow in 2012 and 2014, Shelly teaches fiction at Pratt Institute, where she also co-directs the Writers’ Forum. New York 1, Tel Aviv 0 was published in Hebrew in 2015.