Sarah Stone’s new novel, Hungry Ghost Theater, 
will be published 
by WTAW Press in October 2018. 

Her previous novel, The True Sources of the Nile, has been taught in courses on literature, 
ethics, and the rhetoric of human rights. It was a BookSense 76 selection, has 
been translated into German and Dutch, and was included in Geoff Wisner’s 
A Basket of Leaves: 99 Books That Capture the Spirit of Africa. She’s the co-author, 
with her spouse and writing partner Ron Nyren, of the textbook Deepening Fiction: 
A Practical Guide for Intermediate and Advanced Writers. Her stories, essays, 
and reviews have appeared in Scoundrel Time; Ploughshares; StoryQuarterly; 
The Believer; The Millions; The Writer’s Chronicle; Dedicated to the People of Darfur: 
Writings on Fear, Risk, and Hope; and A Kite in the Wind: Fiction Writers on Their Craft, among other places.
She teaches creative writing for the Warren Wilson MFA Program for 
Writers and Stanford Continuing Studies. She has been awarded 
fellowships from the University of Michigan, where she received her 
MFA, and the Bread Loaf and Sewanee writers’ conferences. Earlier in her life, she worked as a 
psychiatric aide in a locked facility, a graveyard-shift waitress in the restaurant 
where everyone went after they’d 
been thrown out of all the bars in town, and an office worker in an 
apparently haunted massage/bodywork school in the Santa Cruz mountains. 
She has also written for Korean public television, reported on human rights in Burundi, 
and looked after orphan chimpanzees at the Jane Goodall Institute.

 Photo by RON NYREN