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Margaret Malone is the author of the story collection PEOPLE LIKE YOU from Atelier26. The book was a Finalist for the 2016 PEN/Hemingway Award for First Fiction and Winner of the Balcones Fiction Prize.

Her writing has appeared in The Missouri Review, The RumpusOregon Humanities, Paper Darts, The Masters Review, and elsewhere. She is a graduate of Humboldt State University with a B.A. in Philosophy and now lives with her husband filmmaker Brian Padian and two children in Portland, Oregon.

Margaret has been a volunteer facilitator with the non-profit Write Around Portland and is a co-host of the artist and literary gathering SHARE. She is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Oregon Arts Commission, the Regional Arts & Culture Council, and Literary Arts.

A former tribe-member of the Dangerous Writers, in her heart she will always spend Thursday nights at the northeast corner of the table in Tom Spanbauer’s basement.

She teaches in Portland at Literary Arts and the Independent Publishing Resource Center.