From Our Soundbooth | April 01, 2022

Hello and welcome to Miller Aud-cast, the Missouri Review podcast where we listen to and discuss the finalists for the 2021 Miller Audio Prize. Thank you for being here, wherever here is, for episode 57, “Stories for the Ineffable,” from Maya Shanbhag Lang.

Maya Shanbhag Lang is the author of What We Carry, named a New York Times Editors’ Choice, an Amazon Best Memoir of 2020, and featured on several international “Best Of” lists. Her prose entry for the Miller Audio contest, “Stories for the Ineffable,” was based on What We Carry. She is also the author of The Sixteenth of June, named a Must-Read Novel by CBS and InStyle and long listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. The daughter of South Asian immigrants, Lang holds a PhD in Comparative Literature and lives in New York with her daughter.

And that wraps it up for the 2021 finalists for the Miller Audio Prize. Thanks most of all to all who entered, and stay tuned for an announcement to come revealing the winners, and thanks to all for their patience as we tried this new experiment. Thanks as always to the outgoing Missouri Review contest editor, Bailey Boyd, and to Patricia Miller, for her generous support for the Miller Audio Prize.

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