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Published: Mon Oct 25 2021
Art: Paul TheriaultSwimmers (detail), 2019, acrylic and found paper on scavenged wood
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Melissa Chadburn is the author of the debut novel A Tiny Upward Shove (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, forthcoming 2022). Her writing has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times Book Review, AGNI, The New York Review of Books, The Paris Review online, The Best American Food Writing, and elsewhere. She has done extensive reporting on the United States’ child welfare system and appears in the Netflix docuseries The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez. She is a PhD candidate in creative writing at the University of Southern California. (updated 10/2021)

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