Gabriela Garcia is the author of the novel Of Women and Salt, forthcoming from Ecco/HarperCollins (US), Picador (UK), and in seven other languages. Her fiction and poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Best American Poetry, Tin House, Zyzzyva, Iowa Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Cincinnati Review, Black Warrior Review, and elsewhere. She received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, a Steinbeck Fellowship, and residencies and fellowships from Sarabande Books, Lighthouse Works, the Keller Estate, and the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley. She has an MFA in fiction from Purdue University, where she also taught creative writing.
The daughter of immigrants from Cuba and Mexico, Gabriela was raised in Miami and currently lives in Indiana. In her past life she worked in music, magazines, technology, and feminist and immigrant rights organizing.