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Diana Filar

Chief Copyeditor

Diana Filar is the chief copyeditor of The Berkeley Beacon. She is a senior writing, literature, and publishing major.

While Filar mostly writes fiction, she also writes book reviews for the Beacon. Her prose has appeared in The Spilling Ink Review and is forthcoming in Fractured West.

Currently, Filar is the editor-in-chief of The Emerson Review and reads submissions for Ploughshares. She recently applied to graduate school in comparative literature and started an anti-dating blog.

Filar can be reached at


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Pub Club author talks processes, humor, and revelations

Caroline Praderio, author of essay collection Sweet Baby Jesus!, spoke last week about her creative processes.

Child's voice shines through in Sara Zuckerman's Yuck

Leo Tolstoy begins Anna Karenina with the oft-quoted words: “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” The dysfunctional family in Sara Zuckerman’s 79-page Yuck is no exception.