Aja Gabel

Instructor & Writer
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Aja Gabel's debut novel is The Ensemble.  Aja's prose can be found in Kenyon Review, New England Review, Glimmer Train, BOMB, and elsewhere. She has taught at the University of Virginia, the University of Houston, Sweet Briar College, and Pacific University, as well as at conferences and community workshops. She earned her BA at Wesleyan University, her MFA at the University of Virginia, and has a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Houston. Aja was a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown 2012-2013, and currently lives in Los Angeles with her dog, Bear.


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Cover Photo: Illustration by Sarah Robbins for Catapult
A Cure to Feeling Like You Need to Be Cured: Talking to Sayaka Murata in Tokyo

I go to Japan, pulled like a magnet, to see what is mine, undiscovered or forgotten; to see what will never be mine; and to find some way to reconcile the two.

Jun 25, 2019