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Hanna Pylväinen is the author of the novels We Sinners, which received the Whiting Award and the Balcones Fiction Prize, and The End of Drum-Time, a finalist for the 2023 National Book Award in fiction, both from Henry Holt & Co. She graduated summa cum laude from Mount Holyoke College and received her MFA from the University of Michigan, where she was also a Zell Fellow. Her work has appeared in Harper’sThe New York TimesThe New York Times Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, and The Wall Street Journal; she is the recipient of residencies at MacDowell, Yaddo, and the Lásságámmi Foundation, as well as fellowships from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the American-Scandinavian Foundation, two fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, a Princeton Arts Fellowship at Princeton University, and a Cullman Fellowship at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Writers and Scholars at the New York Public Library. She has taught at the University of Michigan, Princeton University, and Virginia Commonwealth University; currently, she teaches at the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers and is the Finlandia Foundation 2024 Lecturer of the Year. She lives in Philadelphia.

Photo credit: Beowulf Sheehan

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