Originally from Southern California, Lauren Sarazen lives in Paris, France. She graduated from Chapman University with a BFA in Creative Writing and received her MA in Literature from Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, where she is currently working towards her doctorate. Her words have appeared in Hobart, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The London Magazine, The Washington Post, Elle, Vice, Air Mail, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and The Stinging Fly, among others. Lauren is a member of the National Book Critics Circle and is finishing up her first novel.