Talent Guide

Carmiel Banasky

  • Discipline:Writer
  • Program Year:Episodic Lab 2020


Carmiel Banasky is an award-winning short-story writer and novelist. She recently staffed on the new Amazon series, Undone, writing one episode. She is the author of the novel The Suicide of Claire Bishop, which Publishers Weekly calls “an intellectual tour de force.” Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, Glimmer Train, Guernica, PEN America, The Rumpus and NPR, among others. Prior to LA, she spent four years on the road at writing fellowships, including time on a ship in the Arctic, studying and writing about climate change. She once tried (and failed) to open a Planned Parenthood in Mississippi.

Current Project

Wild Life


When an epic flood submerges California, Pauline -- a zookeeper who prefers animals to people -- must save the wildlife (and her marriage) by turning an abandoned shopping mall into a zoo and climate-migrant camp.