Deborah Taffa

India Downes-Le Guin

A citizen of the Yuma Nation, and recognized descendent of Laguna Pueblo, Deborah Taffa’s stories have appeared in The Rumpus, Boston Review, LARB, A Public Space, Salon, Huff Post, Best of Brevity: Twenty Groundbreaking Years of Flash Nonfiction, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. She earned her Creative Nonfiction MFA in Iowa City in 2013, and has been awarded fellowships from the New York State Summer Writers Institute, MacDowell, the Ellen Meloy Fund, A Public Space, and WNDB. Her manuscript, a memoir that interrogates historic injustices through a personal lens, was awarded the Santa Fe Writer’s Literary Award in December, 2019. Her stories reflect both her roots and her wings.