© 2023 by Andrea Ruggirello.

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Andrea’s stories, essays, and poetry have been published in Hobart, The Baltimore Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Electric Literature, Catapult, Third Coast, Day One, and elsewhere. Her novel manuscript about Korean-American adoptee siblings was selected as a semi-finalist for the James Jones First Novel Fellowship and was workshopped at the Tin House Winter Novel Workshop. She has an MFA in fiction from West Virginia University.

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Andrea was born in Korea and adopted as a baby. She was raised on Staten Island, New York (the forgotten borough/Shaolin/home of WuTang, Denino’s Pizza, and many members of the mafia — and the setting for part of her novel). She lives in Washington, DC.