Mary Otis's short story collection Yes Yes Cherries was published by Tin House Books and was selected as an E! Entertainmnet "Must Read Book of 2007." She has had short stories and essays published in Best New American Voices, Los Angeles Times, Berkeley Literary Journal, Alaska Quarterly Review, Cincinnati Review and Santa Monica Review. She recently had an essay and story published in the anthologies Woof: Fiction Writers on Dogs (Viking) and Do Me: Tales of Sex and Love (Tin House). Her story "Pilgrim Girl" received an honorable mention for a Pushcart Prize, and her story "Unstruck" was cited in 100 Distinguished Stories in the Best American Short Stories 2006. A 2007 Walter Dakin Fellow, she is originally from Boston and lives in Los Angeles where she teaches in the UC Riverside Low-Residency MFA Program.
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