Vauhini Vara

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Vauhini Vara

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Vauhini Vara is a writer in Fort Collins, Colorado. Her journalism has been published in The Atlantic, Harper’s, Foreign Policy, and Businessweek, among other magazines. She began her career as a reporter at the Wall Street Journal. In 2013, she launched the business section of the New Yorker’s website and became its editor, then later a contributing writer. She has also edited for the website of The Atlantic, and has been a staff writer for The California Sunday Magazine. In addition, she is an O. Henry Prize-winning fiction writer, with an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and short stories in McSweeney’s, Tin House, and elsewhere. She has won a Burns Prize from the International Journalists’ Programmes and a National Journalism Award from the Asian American Journalists Association, as well as fellowships and residencies—for her fiction and nonfiction—from the McGraw Center for Business Journalism, the International Center for Journalists, the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, the Yaddo Corporation, the Iowa Writers Workshop, and others.