Originally from Southern California, Lauren Sarazen lives in Paris, France. She graduated from Chapman University and received her MA in Literature from Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, where she is currently working towards her doctorate. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Hobart, The London Magazine, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and The Stinging Fly, among others. She is also the co-founder of Basket, an upcoming zine, alongside Kate Gorrell Matthews. Lauren is a member of the National Book Critics Circle and is working on her first novel.