Melanie Pappadis received her MFA in creative writing from The New School. Her novel Searching Ana won The New School Fiction Chapbook Competition and was a finalist in Sarabande Books’ Mary McCarthy Prize in Fiction. Her work was chosen as a finalist in Glimmer Train’s Very Short Fiction Award and is forthcoming in Fifth Wednesday Journal. She has published a book of non-fiction entitled Limbu Folklore, a collection of translated oral folklore and photographs from Nepal. She currently lives and teaches in Chicago and is working on her second novel.