Mieke Eerkens


Mieke Eerkens is a graduate of the University of Iowa’s MFA program in Nonfiction Writing. Her work has appeared in publications such as The Atlantic, Guernica, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Best Travel Writing 2011, the Norton anthologyFakes: An Anthology of Pseudo-Interviews, Faux-Lectures, Quasi-Letters, “Found” Texts, and Other Fraudulent Artifacts, and Creative Nonfiction magazine, which nominated her for a Pushcart Prize. She is the recipient of the Goldfarb Fellowship at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, A John Anson Kittredge Fund grant, and a Stanley Grant for international research. She is an adjunct teacher of Creative Writing and is working on a book about her parents’ experiences during WWII and the influence of war trauma on subsequent generations.