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About the Artist

Johanna Stoberock (Walla Walla) is a fiction writer and essayist. Her novel, City of Ghosts, was published by W.W. Norton. Her work has appeared in Better: Culture and Lit., Copper Nickel, 100 word story, and the Wilson Quarterly among other publications. A graduate of the University of Washington’s Creative Writing Program, Johanna has received residencies at the Corporation of Yaddo, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Millay Colony, and was a 2012 Jack Straw Writing Fellow. She is currently at work on a novella-length work, Pigs, and a short story collection, Baby You Just Make Me Mad. She teaches at Whitman College.

Johanna received a 2013 GAP to assist in the revison of her novella, Pigs. Pigs tells the story of four children stranded on an island that serves as the repository for all of the world’s garbage. The novella uses a dystopian island as a setting to explore questions about environmental responsibility, group action, and the possibility of innocence.

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