Lara Tupper is the author of Off Island, a fictional re-imagining of Paul Gauguin’s strange marriage (Encircle, 2020), Amphibians, a short story collection (Leapfrog Fiction Contest winner; Leapfrog Press, March, 2021) and A Thousand and One Nights (Harcourt and Untreed Reads, 2015), an autobiographical novel about singers at sea. With filmmaker Greg Eismin, she co-wrote the screenplay adaptation for A Thousand and One Nights. Her short fiction was runner up for the 2019 Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature; her prose has appeared in The Believer, Nowhere Magazine, Dogwood Journal, Epiphany and other literary publications. A graduate of Wesleyan University and the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College (MFA Creative Writing), she taught at Rutgers University for many years and currently presents writing workshops and retreats. Born in Boothbay, Maine, Lara now writes, teaches and performs in Western Massachusetts. She is also a jazz/pop vocalist, and her latest album is This Dance.

Off Island