Tanya Rey is a Cuban-American writer who was born and raised in Miami. Her writing has appeared in Guernica, Granta, The Sun, Roads & Kingdoms, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and Catapult, among others. She holds an M.F.A. degree in fiction from New York University and has received fellowships from the Rona Jaffe Foundation, San Francisco Writers Grotto, Hedgebrook, and others. While at MacDowell she worked on her debut novel, a multi-generational story that pieces together one family's violent history as they search for a relative who goes missing while on probation in 1995 Miami.
Portrait by Matty Lynn Barnes