About The Writer

AA Bastian is a writer and interpreter. In 2006 she won an honorable mention in the Writer’s Digest 75th Annual Writing Competition for a memoir entitled, “Japanese Carp”. She resides in the Washington, DC metro area contributing to the Washington Independent Review of Books and working as the Agent/Pitch coordinator for their annual writer’s conference. She lived in various countries in Asia and the Middle East for eight and a half years. Her writing currently centers around Asia and the Middle East. She received her master’s degree from the University of Reading in England in International Law and World Order and her bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in History with a minor in Arabic.