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.

She is the Nonfiction Editor at Split Lip Press, and an Associate Nonfiction Editor at Pithead Chapel. Her work received the Rafael Torch Award from Crab Orchard Review, and has been published or is forthcoming in DIAGRAM, Ninth Letter, The Normal School, Waxwing, The Collagist, and The Rumpus, among others. She keeps several irons in the fireā€”current essay projects include her full-length erasure of the 1963 Seventeen Book of Etiquette and Entertaining, a collection on the liminality of inclusion/exclusion, and a collection deconstructing the privilege of home.

Cancer with a Scorpio rising. Ask her where she’s “from” and she will spread out the maps.