Author of the article

Parul Kapur Hinzen is a fiction writer and arts journalist with an MFA from Columbia University. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal Europe, Esquire, Newsday, ARTnews, The Rumpus, Guernica and Slate. She has published short fiction in Wascana Review, Frank (Paris), The Amherst Review, Prime Number and the anthology {Ex}tinguished & {Ex}inct. Her novel Inside the Mirror was short-listed for the 2013 Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and son.