Melissa Chadburn has written for LA Times, NYRB, NYTBR, Buzzfeed, longreads, American Public Media’s Marketplace, and dozens other places. She is a contributing editor for The Economic Hardship Reporting Project. Her essay, “The Throwaways,” received notable mention in Best American Essays and Best American Nonrequired Reading. Her essay Food of My Youth was selected for Best American Food Writing 2019, Her debut novel, A Tiny Upward Shove, is forthcoming with Farrar, Straus, & Giroux.