Karen Russell

Karen Russell

Karen Russell is the New York Times bestselling author of Swamplandia!, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, the novella Sleep Donation, and the short story collections Orange World and Other Stories, Vampires in the Lemon Grove, and St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim and a MacArthur Fellowship. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, she now lives in Portland, Oregon. Photo © Dan Hawk
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