Elizabeth Word Gutting is a writer in Washington, D.C. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, The Millions, and Juked, among others. She has received fellowships from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, George Mason University, the Vermont Studio Center, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She was a 2008-2009 Fulbright Scholar. Born and raised in St. Louis, she has lived in rural Ohio, the Mission District of San Francisco, and on a tangerine farm on the island of Jeju in South Korea.