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About the Artist

E. Lily Yu (Bellevue) is an author and narrative designer born in the Pacific Northwest and raised in New Jersey. She was chosen for the NJ Governor's School of the Arts in the summer of 2007, attended the Sewanee Writers' Conference as a Scholar in 2012, and attended Seattle's Clarion West on a scholarship in 2013. Her stories have appeared in places like McSweeney's, Boston Review, Kenyon Review Online, Hazlitt, Uncanny, and F&SF, as well as multiple best-of-the-year collections, and have been finalists for the Hugo, Nebula, Sturgeon, and World Fantasy Awards. She received the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2012. Video games she has worked on include Destiny and Destiny 2.

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From the Artist

I am grateful to Artist Trust and Gar LaSalle for this grant, which comes at a critical juncture and buys me time to write. Their generosity removed a heavy weight from me that I did not notice until it was gone. God's grace is without limit or end. My direction is clear now, and I go.

E. Lily Yu