Christiana Louisa Langenberg was born in the Netherlands and immigrated to the U.S with her Dutch father and Italian mother. She is the winner of the Drunken Boat Panliterary Award for Fiction, Chelsea Award for Short Fiction, and a multiple Pushcart Prize nominee. She has a bilingual collection of stories, Half of What I Know. Other stories can be found in Glimmer Train, Dogwood, Pindeldyboz, Drunken Boat, Storyglossia, Green Mountains Review, American Literary Review, and others. She teaches in the English and Women’s Studies departments at Iowa State University.