Ariel Djanikian was born in Philadelphia and attended the University of Pennsylvania. She holds an MFA from the University of Michigan and is the previous recipient of a Fulbright grant, Meijer Fellowship, Cowden Award, and Hopwood Award. She is the author of The Prospectors (William Morrow, 2023), a Barnes & Noble Book Club pick, and The Office of Mercy (Viking, 2013). Her writing has also appeared in Tin House, Alaska Quarterly Review, Glimmer Train, The Millions, and The Rumpus. In addition to Philadelphia and Ann Arbor, she has lived in Madison, WI, Irvine, CA, and Chapel Hill, NC. She currently lives near DC with her husband and children and teaches fiction writing at Georgetown University. She is Armenian-American and her last name is pronounced Ja-NICK-ee-in (yes, the ā€œDā€ is silent).

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