Stephanie LaCava is a writer living in New York. Raised in France, LaCava studied International Relations and French before beginning work as a journalist. In December 2012, she released her first book, a hybrid memoir of essays and illustrations entitled An Extraordinary Theory of Objects. Her writing has appeared online and in magazines such as the Los Angeles Review of Books, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The New Inquiry, Interview, The Believer, Vogue and Tin House. In 2013, LaCava was a judge alongside Lidia Yuknavitch and Maggie Nelson for the Creative Nonfiction category of the PEN American Center’s Literary Awards.