Laura August is a writer based in southern New Mexico. Since 2014, she has worked between Houston and Guatemala City on curatorial/essay projects that connect the landscapes of those cities, thinking specifically about floods and muddiness, (mis)translation, grief, and shared space. August is a recipient of The Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant and completed a Core Critical Studies Fellowship at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2016-18). In 2021, she was an inaugural Mellon Arts + Practitioner Fellow at the Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration at Yale University. She writes at Louis Place.