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Crista Ermiya was born in London to Filipino and Turkish-Cypriot parents and grew up in Clapton, Hackney. She won the Decibel Penguin Short Story Prize with her story ‘Maganda’ (first published in Penguin’s New Voices from a Diverse Culture) and her stories and poems have appeared in a number of anthologies and literary magazines. Her first collection of short stories, The Weather in Kansas, is published by Red Squirrel Press (2015), and was selected as a Read Regional title for 2016.

Crista lives in Newcastle in the North East of England with her husband and son, and works on the interdisciplinary academic journal Landscape Research which is based at Sheffield University.

email: marginalia dot crista at gmail dot com