Lara Palmquist

Art Discipline: 
Fariblt, MN
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Sep 19, 2016 to Oct 14, 2016

Lara Palmquist is a writer from Northfield, Minnesota who has been honored with grants and awards from Rotary International, the Fulbright Program, the National Science Foundation, and the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP). In 2015, her short fiction received second place for the UCLA James Kirkwood Literary Prize, and she was one of ten writers selected to attend the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation Sozopol Fiction Seminars in Bulgaria. She has previously lived in India, Israel, Sweden, and Ukraine, and has worked as a farmer, bookseller, youth education assistant at the Loft Literary Center, and as a regular contributor to the Ploughshares blog. She recently earned her M.Th. in Religion and Peace and Conflict at Uppsala University.