Caroline Smadja is a French-born author of North African heritage. Her poems, fiction and essays have appeared in literary magazines in the U.S., Canada, France and South Africa, notably in CA Quarterly and in two anthologies published by Seal Press and SUNY Press, respectively. In 2014, her poem “Crépuscule” (“Dusk”) was awarded second prize, and “Désirs d’Afrique” (“Lusting for Africa”) won third prize, in two national French Poetry contests. The same year, she graduated from Pacific University with an MFA in fiction. A long-time teacher specializing in adult education, she offered her first OLLI class, The Art of the Short Story, in the fall of 2015. She lives in San Francisco.
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