Raised in California’s Bay Area, Marya studied literature at Harvard with a specialty in creative writing, and was the Fiction Editor for the Advocate. She received her MFA at New York University, where she also taught undergraduate creative writing. She has also worked at The New Yorker, PAPER Mag, Travel & Leisure, Vanity Fair, Publishers Weekly, METROPOLIS Magazine, and more. As someone who values craft from the writer’s perspective, Marya represents a diverse range in fiction and nonfiction, including, but not limited to, literary and upmarket commercial novels, cultural criticism and voice-driven essays, narrative journalism with a humorous or critical edge, and pop culture. She lives in Brooklyn.