Laura Hawbaker is a writer with a background in journalism, having written for Modern Luxury, PopMatters, The Columbia Chronicle, and The Chicago Tribune. She holds a master's in linguistics and is pursuing an MFA in creative writing.
Her short stories have won a number of awards, including The Tusculum Review 2021 Fiction Prize. Laura has studied fiction at the Iowa Writers' Workshop and as the Franz Kafka Fellow at the Prague School of Communication. She serves as editor in chief of MASKS Literary Magazine.
Laura lives in Chicago by way of Hawai'i, New Orleans, Poland, and Prague.