A 2018-19 Center for Fiction Emerging Writers Fellow, Cara’s fiction appears in Granta, The Kenyon Review, American Short Fiction, Epoch, and elsewhere. She has been awarded The Kenyon Review Short Fiction Prize, judged by Alice Hoffman, and The Missouri Review Peden Prize. Named one of Narrative’s “15 Below 30” writers, she has received fellowships and scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is an assistant professor of creative writing and a former coeditor of The Southern Review. She lives in Brooklyn.