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Karolina Waclawiak

Karolina Waclawiak is a novelist and screenwriter. Her critically acclaimed first novel, How To Get Into The Twin Palms, was published by Two Dollar Radio in 2012. Her second novel, The Invaders (ReganArts, 2015), was recently optioned by ABC Television. AWOL, a feature she cowrote with director Deb Shoval, premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. Madame Psychosis Holds A Séance, a short film she cowrote with artist and director Rosson Crow, stars Kelly Lynch and is currently on view at the Fort Worth Museum of Art. Formerly an editor at the Believer, she is now the Deputy Culture Editor at BuzzFeed. Her writing has appeared in the New York TimesLA Times, VQR, the Believer, and other publications. Waclawiak received her BFA in Screenwriting from USC School of Cinematic Arts and her MFA in Fiction from Columbia University.


Illustration by Amy Friend

Late-Night Bloomers

Summer 2015 | Fiction

Evelyn watched as Lawrence put the plastic bag over his head, snapped the terry-clothed elastic around his throat and affixed the tube to the helium tank beside him. She sat quietly, neither interrupting nor egging him on. She was simply there so th [...]