Cynthia Morrison Phoel served as a Peace Corps volunteer in a Bulgarian town not unlike the one in her stories. She holds degrees from Cornell University and the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. Her work has appeared in The Missouri Review, The Gettysburg Review, Harvard Review, and Cerise Press. She lives near Boston with her husband and three children.

Listen to book critic Donna Seaman’s interview with Cynthia on Chicago Public Radio

Read Sonia Kanikova’s Bulgarian summary of her radio interview with Cynthia


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