Carrie Brown
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Carrie Brown

Author website: http://www.authorcarriebrown.com Carrie Brown is the author of seven acclaimed novels -- Rose's Garden, Lamb in Love, Confinement, The Hatbox Baby, The Rope Walk, and The Last First Day-- as well as a collection of short stories, The House on Belle Isle. Her most recent novel, The Stargazer's Sister, was published by Pantheon Books in January of 2016. She has won many awards for her work, including a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, the Barnes and Noble Discover Award, the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, The Great Lakes Book Award, and, twice, the Library of Virginia Award. Her short fiction has appeared in journals including One Story, Glimmer Train, The Georgia Review, and The Oxford American. Her work has been translated into several languages, and she has appeared at literary festivals, libraries, bookstores, and colleges and universities across the country. A graduate of Brown University and the MFA program in Creative Writing at the University of Virginia, where she held a prestigious Henry Hoyns Fellowship, she has taught creative writing at Sweet Briar College as the Margaret Banister Writer-in-Residence, at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro as a visiting writer, and at Hollins University as the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Creative Writing. Carrie and her husband, the novelist John Gregory Brown, have spent two decades writing and teaching side by side in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains at Sweet Briar College, where John Gregory Brown directs the college's creative writing program. They raised three children at their home on the campus at Sweet Briar. Over the years, the've been fortunate to host many of the world's great writers at their home, and to introduce those writers and their work to hundreds of students.
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