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Wesley Straton '11 was raised by Deadheads in Northern California and now lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., by way of New England, New Zealand and Australia. She holds an MFA from Brooklyn College, where she was a two-time recipient of the Himan Brown Creative Writing Award and served as an editor for The Brooklyn Review. Wesley writes fiction about found families, alienation and how where we live shapes who we are. Her work has appeared in Glimmer Train, The Common and Meniscus, and has been shortlisted for the Disquiet Literary Prize. Wesley has worked in the service industry since 2011, mostly as a bartender, and has written about international bar culture for Roads & Kingdoms, GQ and The Counter. Her debut novel, The Bartender’s Cure, was published by Flatiron Books in 2022.