Jonathan D. Meyer is a writer from Texas. He received an MFA from the University of Houston and was the recipient of an Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize. His work has appeared in Gulf Coast, Into the Void, and elsewhere. His story Meat Off The Bone is featured in the new Summer Fiction issue of The Fiddlehead. He currently works at Rice University. Find him online: @exjonrad.
Miriam Vaswani is a writer, content designer and PR based in Scotland. Her work has appeared in Gutter, untethered, Scottish PEN, The Stockholm Review and Tin House. She has lived in Russia, Germany and Tunisia, and grew up in Canada on the traditional territory of the Mi’kmaq people. Her story Dark Colours of Nature was featured in the new Summer Fiction issue of The Fiddlehead. @miriamvaswani
Melanie Bell holds an MA in Creative Writing from Concordia University. Her work has appeared in Cicada, Contrary Magazine, Huffington Post and other publications. She is the co-author of a nonfiction book, The Modern Enneagram, and her short story collection Dream Signs is forthcoming from Lost Fox Publishing. Her story A Limit to Growth is featured in the new Summer Fiction issue of The Fiddlehead. Order your copy today!
Matthew Hooton is the author of the novels Deloume Road and Typhoon Kingdom, and has written fiction and non-fiction for a number of venues internationally. He teaches at the University of Adelaide, where his research ranges from Korean history through Jim Henson's Muppets and the stunts of Evel Knievel. His story Nine Endings was published in the Summer Fiction issue of The Fiddlehead. Order your copy of the issue today!
Aidan O’Donoghue was born in 1980. His fiction has appeared in The Los Angeles Review, The Stinging Fly, The Tangerine and The Moth and his story A Norwegian Stove can be found in the new Summer Fiction issue of The Fiddlehead. His poetry has also been published widely. He is working on a novel and a short story collection. He lives in Cork, Ireland with his wife and two children.
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I recently read two books by Jhumpa Lahiri: In Other Words, a memoir about her decision in her mid-40s to move to Rome and immerse herself in Italian, and Whereabouts, her first novel written in Italian, published in English this spring.
Liz Abeling is the creative nonfiction editor for After Happy Hour Review and a proud member of her Pittsburgh-based writing group The Rahnd Table. Her story October 26, 2015 was published in issue 287 of The Fiddlehead. You can find more of her words in the upcoming issue 17 of Bat City Review.
As we receieve submissions for the upcoming BIPOC Solidarities special issue, we'll be featuring our wonderful team of editors who are working to bring the issue together.
This special issue is meant as an opening, extending the invitation to BIPOC writers to transform the content and spirit of The Fiddlehead far beyond a single issue; this issue is a commitment to transformation and accountability.
Mother by Jowita Bydlowska