Lara Prescott has worked as a raspberry picker, professional animal protection advocate, and international political operative. She's lived in Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and Namibia (among many other places). Currently, she is a Fiction Fellow at the Michener Center for Writers, herds cats, and envies people with old trucks. Lara's work has appeared in The Southern Review, The Hudson Review, Crazyhorse, Tin House Flash Fridays, Day One, and more.
Lara lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, the activist and author Matthew Prescott. She is currently at work on a novel.
Lara is represented by Jeff Kleinman at Folio Literary Management.
Small Practical Help, Day One, January 2017
AEDINOSAUR, Crazyhorse, Fall 2016
Those Who Burn, The Hudson Review, Autumn 2016
Swimming Lessons, The Southern Review, Summer 2015
Man Camp, Bridge Eight Literary Magazine, Spring 2015
Julia, Day One, August 2014
Beetle Battle, Tin House Flash Fridays, July 2014
Deep End, CHEAP POP, June 2014
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
2017: Finalist, Keene Prize for Fiction
2017: Nominee, Pushcart Prize (for Those Who Burn and AEDINOSAUR)
2016: Winner, Crazyhorse Fiction Prize
2016: Winner, Fania Kruger Fellowship
2016: Honorable Mention, The Hudson Review's Short Fiction contest
2015: Honorable Mention, The Cincinnati Review Robert and Adele Schiff Awards