Cover Photo: photograph of a large wooden dining table with books, a laptop, a dish, a half-full glass, a green lunch tray, and other odds and ends on it; just behind, there's a smaller wooden desk and a small set of storage drawers; behind and to the right there is a small white desk—both desks also have laptops and headphones and various objects on top
Photograph courtesy of the author

Where Lydia Kiesling Writes

One day we will clean it all up and fix ourselves.

Impostor Syndrome

Lydia Kiesling is the author of the novel The Golden State, a 2018 National Book Foundation “5 under 35” honoree, and a finalist for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. She is a contributing editor at The Millions and Zyzzyva and her writing has appeared in outlets including The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker online, The Cut, and The Guardian.