Cristina Fríes

India Downes-Le Guin

Cristina Fríes is a Colombian-American fiction writer from the San Francisco Bay Area, and received her Master’s in Creative Writing from UC Davis in 2019. Her stories can be found in PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2018, Epoch Literary Magazine, and War, Literature & the Arts. A recipient of the 2018 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers and a 2020 Fulbright Open Study Fellowship in Creative Writing, many of her stories explore ways in which women and girls contend with displacement and placelessness, disorientation, and trauma. She is at work on a collection of short stories and a novel.