Lauren Alwan


Lauren Alwan was born in New York City, raised in Los Angeles, and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her fiction and essays have appeared in the O. Henry Prize Stories, numerous journals, and was recently anthologized in A Map Is Only One Story: Twenty Writers on Immigration, Family, and the Meaning of Home (2020). She is a columnist at Catapult, a reviewer at Litstack, and a prose editor at museum of americana, an online literary review.

  • Lauren Alwan
    In this remembrance with a recipe, a writer in California traces her inclination for growing back through her father and his father, a retired baker and confectioner from Syria. The San Francisco Bay…
  • Lauren Alwan
    Lauren Alwan’s copy of Pictures, by David Hockney, edited by Nikos Stangos (Harry N. Abrams, 1979) A writer recalls how David Hockney inspired her, first as an art student and later as a writer,…