Diana Spechler is the author of the novels Who By Fire (Harper Perennial, 2008) and Skinny (Harper Perennial, 2011). She has written for the New York Times; GQ; O, The Oprah Magazine; CNN Living; Esquire; New York Magazine; New York Observer; Paris Review; Self; Details; Wall Street Journal; Salon; Slate; Nerve; Glimmer Train Stories; and elsewhere. She has essays forthcoming in PANK, Southern Review and Brevity. Her work has appeared in a number of anthologies, including Sex Matters: The Sexuality and Society Reader (W.W. Norton, 2013) and True Tales of Lust and Love (Counterpoint/Soft Skull, 2014). She is also a seven-time Moth StorySLAM winner and has been featured on The Moth Radio Hour, The Moth podcast, and NPR. In May 2014, she will be the Visiting Artist at the Betsy Hotel Writer's Room. She received her MFA degree from the University of Montana and was a Steinbeck Fellow at San Jose State University and the writer-in-residence at Portsmouth Abbey School. A 2012-2013 LABA Fellow and a 2013 fellow of the Sozopol Fiction Seminars in Bulgaria, she teaches writing in New York City and for Stanford University's Online Writer's Studio.














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