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Yalitza Ferreras

Yalitza Ferreras was recently a Steinbeck Fellow in Creative Writing at San Jose State University. Her writing is forthcoming in Best American Short Stories 2016 and appears in Colorado Review, and the anthologies: Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education and Daring to Write: Contemporary Narratives by Dominican Women. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan where she won the Delbanco Thesis Prize, and is the recipient of fellowships from Djerassi Resident Artists, the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, and Voices of Our Nation. She was raised in New York and the Dominican Republic, and currently lives in San Francisco where she is working on a novel and a collection of short stories.