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About Natanya

Natanya Ann Pulley is a Diné writer of fiction and non-fiction. Her clans are Kinyaa’áani and Táchii’nii. She’s published in numerous journals including Phantom Drift, Split Lip, Monkeybicycle, The Offing, and The Massachusetts Review. Anthologized essays can be found in Counternarratives from Women of Color Academics, Women Write Resistance, Shapes of Native Nonfiction, and most recently The Diné Reader. ​A former editor of Quarterly West, South Dakota Review, and the Gross and Unlikeable issue of Black Candies, she is the founding editor of Hairstreak Butterfly Review. She received a PhD from the University of Utah in fiction writing with an emphasis in the evolution and de-evolution of novel forms. Natanya is an associate professor of English at Colorado College where she teaches texts by Native American writers, fiction writing, and experimental forms. ​Her short story collection With Teeth (Oct. 2019) is the winner of the 2018 Many Voices Project competition and was published by New Rivers Press. Current editing projects include an anthology of Flash Fiction from Native American writers (UNM Press) and a Diné issue on craft for Hairstreak Butterfly Review. Her writing projects include a nonfiction collection (UNM Press), a novel reimagining Peter Pan, and Gapp's Basement (an experimental novel-in-stories). She is a 2022 recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in Creative Writing.


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