LYDIA PAAR
June 2011

Arizona – Lydia is an MA candidate at Northern Arizona University,  and managing editor of Thin Air Magazine. She has been published twice in Alligator Juniper Magazine and was a finalist in this year\’s Gulf Coast Prize Contest (for fiction). Other awards include: a Summer Literary Seminars Fiction Contest Merit Fellowship, an Arizona Commission on the Arts Grant, the Frederick and Francis Sommer Fellowship recipient, the Dorothy Ruth Ellis Writing Scholarship recipient, the Arizona Silver Scholarship recipient, and placing as a finalist in Glimmer Train\’s Spring 2007 Short Story Award for New Writers.
     Lydia is from Portland, Oregon, and currently makes her home in Arizona.

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