Sarah Menkedick is a writer, editor, mother, and traveler. She has lived and worked in Mexico, France, China, and Japan, and traveled across five continents. She speaks fluent French and Spanish. She holds a B.A. in History and History of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.F.A in nonfiction from the University of Pittsburgh, where she taught nonfiction writing.
Sarah's writing has been featured or is forthcoming in Harper's, Pacific Standard, Oxford American, Aeon, The Paris Review Daily, Guernica, The New Inquiry, Amazon's Kindle Singles, The Best Women's Travel Writing, and elsewhere. Her essay "Homing Instincts" was selected as notable in The Best American Essays 2014. Her essay "Living on the Hyphen" was selected as notable in The Best American Essays 2015. She was a 2015-2016 Fulbright fellow in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Her first book, Homing Instincts, is forthcoming from Pantheon and Vintage in 2017.
Sarah is the founder of Vela, an online magazine of nonfiction writing by women.