Laura Haugen is a graduate of Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism and Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service. A former diplomat, she has lived in Japan, the Balkans, Western Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.
Laura’s most recent essay appears in the January 2017 “Joy” issue of Creative Nonfiction. Her essays have also been featured online 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).
“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.