Lara's debut novel, The Secrets We Kept, is forthcoming from Alfred A. Knopf (fall 2019). Her published stories include:

Small Practical Help, Day One, January 2017
AEDINOSAUR, Crazyhorse, Fall 2016
Those Who BurnThe Hudson Review, Autumn 2016
Swimming LessonsThe Southern Review, Summer 2015
Julia, Day One, August 2014
Beetle Battle, Tin House Flash Friday, July 2014


2017: Finalist, Keene Prize for Fiction
2017: Honorable Mention, Pushcart Prize (for AEDINOSAUR)
2016: Winner, Crazyhorse Fiction Prize
2016: Winner, Fania Kruger Fellowship 
2016: Honorable Mention, The Hudson Review's Short Fiction contest
2015 - 2018: Michener Center for Writers Fellowship