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LARB Contributors

Ira Wells is a Toronto-based culture writer and the author of Fighting Words: Polemics and Social Change in Literary Naturalism. He has written essays and opinion pieces for The New RepublicAmerican Quarterly, Popular Music and Society, Canada’s National Post, and elsewhere. Follow on Twitter at @Ira_Wells

Geoff Mak is a writer who lives in New York and Los Angeles. His literary features have appeared frequently in Forbes and Flavorwire. He has recently completed his first novel.

Ryan Bubalo lived in Sulaimaniyah, Iraq, from 2008-2010. He taught English and helped design the Academic Preparation Program at the American University of Iraq-Sulaimani. He also coached the university's first women's basketball team, which was featured in the award-winning documentary Salaam Dunk. He currently lives in Seattle and is finishing his own Iraq war novel entitled Time of Our Choosing.

Alizah Salario is a journalist and essayist. Her work has appeared in Slate, The New York Times, The Washington Post, at the Poetry Foundation, and elsewhere. She lives in Brooklyn.


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