Ruchika Tomar, author of A Prayer for Travelers in conversation with Jenn Alandy Trahan.
Ruchika Tomar is a writer from the Inland Empire, California. She holds a BA in English Literature from the University of California Irvine and an MFA from Columbia University. She has received fellowships from the Center for Fiction, The MacDowell Colony, and Stanford University.
Jenn Alandy Trahan was born in Houston, Texas and raised in Vallejo, California. The first in her family to go to college, she graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a BA in English and went on to earn her MA in English and MFA in Fiction from McNeese State University. Her work can be found in Permafrost, Blue Mesa Review, Harper's, and The Best American Short Stories 2019. Jenn is a Jones Lecturer at Stanford, where she was a 2016-2018 Wallace Stegner Fellow in Fiction.