A 2018-19 Center for Fiction Emerging Writers Fellow, Cara’s fiction appears or is forthcoming in Granta, The Kenyon Review, American Short Fiction, The Missouri Review, The Mississippi Review, Epoch, and Narrative, who named her one of their “15 Below 30.” She has been awarded The Kenyon Review Short Fiction Prize, judged by Alice Hoffman, and The Missouri Review Peden Prize, along with support from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Lighthouse Works, and the New York State Council on the Arts.

Originally from Vermont, Cara earned a B.A. from Smith College and an MFA from the University of Arizona. She is an assistant professor of creative writing at Seton Hall University and a former coeditor of The Southern Review, and she lives in Brooklyn.