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Kristen Millares Young

Kristen Millares Young is the author of Subduction, a debut novel forthcoming from Red Hen Press on April 14, 2020. An essayist, journalist and book critic, Kristen is Prose Writer-in-Residence at Hugo House, a nonprofit home for writers. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, the Guardian, the New York Times, Poetry Northwest, Crosscut, Proximity, Hobart, Moss, City Arts, Pacifica Literary Review, KUOW 94.9-FM, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Miami Herald, the Buenos Aires Herald and TIME Magazine. Her personal essays are anthologized in Pie & Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Butter & Booze (Sasquatch Books), a New York Times New & Notable Book, and Latina Outsiders: Remaking Latina Identity (Routledge, June 2019).

Kristen was the researcher for the New York Times team that produced “Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek,” which won a Pulitzer and a Peabody. Her reporting has been recognized by the Society for Features Journalism, the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, and the Society of Professional Journalists. She was a fellow at UC Berkeley’s Knight Digital Media Center, the Jack Straw Writing Program and the University of Washington Graduate School, where she was a Graduate Opportunities & Minority Achievement Scholar. As an editor-at-large for Proximity magazine, she helps curate literary conversations about telling true stories.

Kristen graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in History and Literature of Latin America, later earning her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Washington. She teaches at Hugo House, The Port Townsend Writers’ Conference and the Seattle Public Library. Kristen serves as board chair of InvestigateWest, a nonprofit news studio she co-founded in the Pacific Northwest. InvestigateWest’s reporting led to the passage of fifteen new laws to improve the environment and the lives of foster families, people of color caught in the criminal justice system, health care workers and advocates for government transparency. @kristenmillares

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