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ABOUT the author
Paige Clark is a Chinese/American/Australian fiction writer, researcher and teacher from Los Angeles. Her debut short story collection She Is Haunted was shortlisted for the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction. Her fiction has appeared in Meanjin, Meniscus and New World Writing. In 2019, she was runner-up for the Peter Carey Short Story Award and shortlisted for the David Harold Tribe Fiction Award. She has a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication Theory from Boston University and a Master of Creative Writing, Editing and Publishing from the University of Melbourne, where she is currently at work on her PhD. Her research addresses the relationship between race, craft and the teaching of creative writing. She lives in Melbourne with her partner, Alex, and their dog, Freddie.
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She Is Haunted
"This seamlessly connected collection of standalone stories focuses its perceptive lens on the lived experiences of women exploring death through life, and life through death. Clark walks sharp lines between truth and rejection, innovation and tradition, fate and contingency, with casual intelligence and deep emotional resonance. Every story reads like a thought experiment, or a fragment of self; hyperreal, philosophical, and rich in non-generic symbolism." —Nanci Nott, ArtsHub
Pedestrian interview with Paige Clark | July 9, 2021
For Litty Committee, Pedestrian.TV’s twice-monthly book column, Steffanie Tan spoke with fiction writer Paige Clark about her debut collection of short stories, She Is Haunted, being a writer of color, whether her writing was "Asian enough," how quitting social media changed her life, and more!