Kayla Min Andrews grew up in central New Hampshire, majored in English at Amherst College, studied abroad in Paris, and taught English in rural France. She then moved to New Orleans, where she assisted death penalty defense investigators, waited tables, and got an interdisciplinary Masters in Latin American Studies at Tulane. She now teaches English to international students. A proud member of the local writing community, she’s part of the Peauxdunque Writers Alliance and has taken many classes at the New Orleans Writers Workshop. Kayla is currently working on a novel about a mother-daughter relationship.
My mom was a celebrated fiction writer and essayist. She died in 2019. My uncle Kollin led the way in setting up a fellowship at MacDowell in her name, to elevate the voices of Asian American writers. Each year we have an event celebrating the recipients of the fellowship.
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