Mary Hawley is a fiction writer, poet, and literary translator. Her short stories have appeared in Hypertext, Fifth Wednesday, and Easy Street, and she received a 2019 Illinois Literary Award in fiction. She is the author of a poetry collection, Double Tongues, and co-translator of the bilingual anthology Shards of Light/Astillas de luz. She is revising her first novel, drafting her second, and is therefore much too busy to clean out the basement. Learn more at

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