A. J. Bermudez
A. J. Bermudez is an award-winning writer and director who divides her time between Los Angeles and New York. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Chicago Quarterly Review, McSweeney’s, Boulevard, the Masters Review, Story, Fiction International, Hobart, the Offing, Columbia Journal, and elsewhere. She currently serves as artistic director of the American Playbook and coeditor of the Maine Review. She is a former boxer and EMT, a recipient of the Diverse Voices award, a 2021 finalist for One Story’s Adina Talve-Goodman Fellowship, winner of the 2021 Page Award, and winner of the 2021 Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize. Her first book, Stories No One Hopes Are About Them, will be published as winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award in fall 2022.