I write novels, stories, and essays. I hold out hope we can be better humans.
Author: Vanessa Veselka
VANESSA VESELKA is the author of the novel, Zazen, which won the PEN/Robert Bingham prize for fiction. Her short stories have appeared in Tin House, Zyzzyva, and her nonfiction in GQ, The Atlantic, Smithsonian, The Atavist Magazine, and was included in Best American Essays and the FSG anthology Bitchfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism. She has been, at various times, a teenage runaway, a sex-worker, a union organizer, an independent record label owner, a train-hopper, a waitress, and a mother. Her new novel, The Great Offshore Grounds, is out Aug 25th 2020 on Knopf. She lives in Portland, OR.