Portrait of Marian PierceMarian Pierce has written for Japan’s National Public Radio and traveled solo throughout India by bus and train. Her short stories have appeared in Portland Monthly magazine, Gentlemen’s Quarterly (GQ) magazine, Creative Writers’ Handbook, Scribner’s Best of the Fiction Workshops 1997, STORY, The Japan Times, The Mississippi Review, Confrontation, Puerto del Sol, Yomimono and, most recently, Hospital Drive. She won the 2009 Wordstock Short Fiction Competition and was the 1995 winner of the Frederick Exley fiction competition, sponsored by GQ magazine. She has received fellowships from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, the MacDowell Colony, Literary Arts, the Oregon Arts Commission, KHN Center for the Arts, and was short listed for the David Wong Fellowship at the University of East Anglia for an author writing fiction set in the Far East. She is a freelance editor, ghostwriter and teacher in Portland, Oregon, USA.

Marian Pierce