Kristine Langley Mahler is a memoirist experimenting with the truth on the suburban prairie outside Omaha, Nebraska, a city ridging the backbone of the West and the Midwest. Her debut essay collection, Curing Season: Artifacts, was published with West Virginia University Press in October 2022. A second collection of essays, A Calendar Is a Snakeskin, is forthcoming with Autofocus Books on October 31, 2023.

Kristine is the recipient of a 2021 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Nebraska Arts Council and her work has been named Notable in Best American Essays (2019 and 2021), received the Rafael Torch Award from Crab Orchard Review, won the Sundog Lit Collaboration Contest, and is published in DIAGRAM, Fourth Genre, Ninth Letter, Brevity, and Speculative Nonfiction, among others. She is the director and publisher of Split/Lip Press.

Cancer sun, Aquarius moon. Ask her where she’s “from” and she will spread out the maps.

email Kristine: kristine at kristinelangleymahler dot com
Twitter: @suburbanprairie