Anthony Marra

Anthony Marra is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. He is the winner of the 2012 Whiting Writers’ Award, as well as a Pushcart Prize and the Narrative Prize in 2010. Marra presents his highly acclaimed debut novel,  A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, set in war-torn Chechnya against a backdrop of brutal violence by Russian forces. After her father is abducted in a midnight raid, eight-year-old Havaa seeks sanctuary in a nearby hospital with her neighbour Akhmed, where their fates become irrevocably intertwined with that of Sonja, a self-reliant, brilliant surgeon who awaits the return of her missing sister.

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