Kristen Hawkins – Author and Anthropologist
Kirstan Hawkins' first novel Doña Nicanora's Hat Shop was published by Random House in 2010. She is currently working on her second novel and teaches on the Novel Studio at City University. For the past three years Kirstan has been a writer in residence at Circle of Misse Writers' centre in France, and in 2015 will take up a short residency at the Writers' Studio Center in Vermont. She also currently works in international development and has travelled extensively in Africa, Asia and Latin America conducting research.