Carmen Lau writes fairy tale- and folktale-inspired fiction. Her stories have appeared in a number of literary journals, in print and online. Her collection of short stories, The Girl Wakes, won Alternating Current’s 2015 Electric Book Award and is available now.
Carmen graduated from UC Davis with an MA in Creative Writing in 2009 and has resided around the world since then. She has been a full-time volunteer for Berkeley’s Tibetan Aid Project and taught English as a foreign language to both children and adults in Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Now back in the States, she is embarking on a whole new adventure.
Writing-wise, Carmen is currently working on two projects: a novel tentatively called Wonderhaven and a collection of “hometown stories.”
She has this to say about the world: There are kind people everywhere.