Mána [Hjörleifsdóttir] Taylor is a writer living in New York. Her work has appeared in The Chicago Reader, The Brooklyn Rail, The Drift, Tides Magazine, and other places. Her words have also been exhibited at Svalbard Global Seed Vault (Norway), Mana Contemporary (Chicago), Arc Gallery (Chicago), and BBK Studios (Berlin) to accompany artworks. She is the co-founder and editor of The Documentarian.
As a collector of sounds, stories, and visuals, her work is influenced by mixing artistic processes with documentary research. For The Documentarian, she has published writers from Myanmar, Ukraine, Georgia, China, and Germany, as well as curated two experimental sound events in Chicago and New York.
She is currently writing a book about water, migration, and family history.