Ilse Munro

Location Ellicott City, MD
Occupation Writer and editor

About Me

Ilse Munro was born in Latvia and arrived in the United States as a five-year-old war refugee. She worked as a NASA and Defense Department consultant before turning to writing and subsequently served as online editor at Little Patuxent Review. Her short fiction, which will form the linked collection Cold and Hungry and Far From Home, has appeared in TriQuarterly and Atticus Review, and a novel, Anna Noon, is in the works. She lives in a 1830s millworker’s house on Maryland’s Patapsco River and is co-founder of the Oella Community Garden. For more, go to

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