Tanya Rey is a queer Cuban-American writer who was born and raised in Miami, Florida. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Georgia Review, Guernica, Granta, The Sun, Roads & Kingdoms, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and Catapult, among others. She holds an MFA degree in fiction from New York University and has received fellowships from the Rona Jaffe Foundation, San Francisco Writers Grotto, MacDowell, Hedgebrook, UCross, Blue Mountain Center, I-Park, and others. An early draft of her novel in progress was selected as a semi-finalist for the James Jones First Novel Fellowship and an excerpt was shortlisted for the 2020 Disquiet Literary Prize.
Tanya has worked as managing editor for One Story and fiction editor for Epiphany and has taught creative writing at New York University and Writing Pad in San Francisco. She writes grants and copy for nonprofit organizations like 826 Valencia, the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation, College Track, and Small Business Majority. She lives in Oakland, California.