Laura Haugen is a graduate of Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism and Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service. A former diplomat and a global nomad, she has lived in Japan, the Balkans, Western Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.
Laura’s essays have appeared in Creative Nonfiction, in the “Beautiful Things” column of River Teeth and in Brain, Child as well as in the anthology Mothering Through the Darkness: Women Open Up About the Postpartum Experience (She Writes Press, November 2015). Another essay received Honorable Mention by guest judge Dinty W. Moore in the Curt Johnson Prose Awards and is forthcoming in December Magazine.
“All That We Burned, All That We Loved,” Laura’s story about the 1992-1996 siege of Sarajevo, earned an Editor’s Choice prize in the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest in Carve; it was also selected as a finalist in the 2016 storySouth Million Writers Award.
She currently writes from Dubai and blogs at Ploughshares. To contact, please email laurahaugen (at) outlook (dot) com.