Maya Shanbhag Lang is the author of What We Carry: A Memoir, forthcoming from Random House in April 2020, and The Sixteenth of June (Scribner), a novel. Lang has been featured in The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, In Style, The Millions, and The Rumpus, among others. The Sixteenth of June was long-listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and was an Audie Award Finalist for Best Audio Book. Recipient of the 2017 Neil Shepard Prize in Fiction, Lang has received support from the Rona Jaffe Foundation and from Bread Loaf. Her short work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and is the daughter of Indian immigrants.