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Lara Vapnyar

Part-time Faculty
714 - 1 Wash Pl

Office Hours
Wednesday 5:00-6:00


Edited Volumes


The O. Henry Prize Stories 100th Anniversary Edition

Lara Vapnyar, Lynn Freed, and Elizabeth Strout co-edited The O. Henry Prize Stories 100th Anniversary Edition, published by Anchor



Divide Me by Zero

Lara Vapnyar's Divide Me by Zero was published by Tin House Books.

Teaching and Research Interests

fiction writing; memoir writing; contemporary immigrant novel; Russian literature 

Recent News

Still Here (Hogarth, 2016), a novel by Professor Lara Vapnyar, was reviewed in The New York Times Sunday Book Review on August 9, 2016, and was named by The New York Times to their 100 Notable Books of 2016 list.

Vapnyar’s short story “Waiting for the Miracle,” appeared in the April 18, 2016 issue of The New Yorker.

Vapnyar’s book, The Scent of Pine, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2014. Lara Vapnyar’s short story “Virtual Grave” was published in the Winter 2014 issue of the Virginia Quarterly Review. Her short story “Katania” was published in the October 14, 2013 issue of The New Yorker.  

Lara Vapnyar