“Ostrita,” a story by our current MFA in Fiction student Cara Bayles, has been named one of eight finalists in the 5th Annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Fiction Contest. For 25 years, the Tennessee Williams Festival has celebrated the rich literary history of New Orleans. This year’s fiction contest was judged by the Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Cunningham.
Cara Bayles is an MFA candidate in Fiction at Boston University, where she worked as a Teaching Fellow last semester. After majoring in Film Studies and English at Wesleyan University, she worked for five years as an award-winning journalist, covering the streets of Boston and the swamps of Louisiana. Her fiction has appeared in Meridian and Trop Magazine.