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Elaine Castillo

Elaine Castillo was born and raised in the Bay Area. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in comparative literature. She is a Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation Fellow, and her writing can be found or is forthcoming from Freeman’s, Lit Hub, The Rumpus, and Electric Literature. Her most recent short film, A MUKBANG, was commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s Open Space. “America Is Not the Heart,” published here and in five other countries, is her debut novel.

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