Maija Mäkinen

Finnish-born writer and translator Maija Mäkinen holds an MFA in Fiction from Boston University. Her work has appeared in The Bare Life Review, Broadsided Press, Gulf Coast, and SAND, among others, and she is the recipient of the University of Cambridge Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize for her novel-in-progress set in Texas. She has worked as everything from forensics lab dishwasher and candy factory machine operator to camera operator and copyeditor. After seven transatlantic moves between Finland and America, she now lives in Brooklyn and writes mainly in English.