Sarah Hurst was born and raised in England and lived in Russia, Azerbaijan and China before moving to Anchorage in 2001. She has written articles for publications all over the world, and she has written several books and plays. She also translates articles and books from Russian to English and provides intercultural orientations to expats. Sarah founded the organization Alaska’s Kids to implement creative projects in the 49th state, and A Native Lad, funded by the Alaska Humanities Forum, was the first of those. She has a three-year-old daughter, Cecilia.
When I heard that the Alaska Humanities Forum was giving out $1 million in grants for creative projects associated with the 50th anniversary of statehood, I decided to apply for one to write a play.
I was awarded the grant in 2008.