Arendse Lund’s writing takes a critical look at control in its various forms: control over death, over nature, over other people. Even though the urge to control our surroundings is natural, at what point is it taken too far? The line is a tenuous one and through her short stories, she explores the uncomfortable tension between the desire for control and evidence of inadequate control.
Arendse Lund is an author, translator, and medievalist. Her work has been featured in Alchemy: Journal of Translation, Audeamus, and The Asahi Shimbun. She won the Kate Chopin Essay Contest in 2006 and that same year her poem “Wyrm” won second place in the Charles Brady Poetry Festival. In 2009, she placed third for “Extinguisher.” She is a graduate of the University of California-Berkeley and is currently based out of London.