Julian Mithra

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Julian née Sara Mithra hovers between genre and gender, border mongering and mongreling. Their first book, If the Color Is Fugitive (Nomadic Press, 2018) follows vagrants around the collapsing frontier. It’s a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award. Their work has appeared in Versal, Milvia Street, Storm Cellar, Sharkpack Annual, Anxy, Name and None, and inside bags of Nomadic Coffee. For a Master’s in Folklore Studies at UC Berkeley, Sara dressed up as a 19th century anthropologist and spoke through a copper pipe. They eke out a living in Oakland by encouraging young people to write. Current projects include a trans* erasure of a pamphlet on overland travel and an experimental novel wherein a tomboy explores abandoned mines under threat of deportation.