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Marian Palaia

Marian Palaia is, among other things, an author. Born in Riverside, California, she currently resides in San Francisco. Places she has called home (and still does, at times): Montana, Hong Kong, Nepal, Saigon, Maryland, Colorado and Washington State.

To support her writing habit, Marian has been a teacher, a bartender, a truck driver, "chip girl" in a poker room, and the littlest logger in Lincoln Montana, where she and Ted Kazynski were neighbors, sort of. Her debut novel The Given World (Simon & Schuster, 2015) is an Indie Next selection, a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick, and has been longlisted for the 2015 PEN Bingham First Novel Award.