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Abby Seiff is an writer and editor with nearly a decade of international experience, primarily in Southeast Asia. Her journalism has appeared in the New York Review of Books, the New York Times, the Economist, Pacific Standard, and more. Her fiction has appeared in the Missouri Review and Bellevue Literary Review and was the recipient of a Himan Brown Award.

Abby served as an editor for several years at The Cambodia Daily and The Phnom Penh Post, and has worked as an editor for Foreign Policy, Devex, New Humanitarian, and ChinaFile, among others. She helped conceptualize, produce, and launch Asia Society Magazine, which was a Society of Publication Designers Print Merit winner. She also developed the Mekong Review Weekly. Currently, she is an investigative editor at Radio Free Asia.  

Her work has garnered several awards and grants, including an International Reporting Project fellowship, a Logan Nonfiction fellowship, and a residency at Yaddo. She is currently studying for an MFA in fiction at Brooklyn College.

Abby can be contacted at

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