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Karen Russell

Biography

Karen Russell

Karen Russell is the author of SWAMPLANDIA!, a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and two collections of short stories: VAMPIRES OF A LEMON GROVE, a New York Times bestseller, and ST. LUCY'S HOME FOR GIRLS RAISED BY WOLVES. She is the recipient of a 2013 MacArthur Fellowship, and she was named one of the New Yorker’s “20 Under 40,” The National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35,” and Granta’s “Best of Young American Novelists.” She lives in New York City.

Karen Russell

Books by Karen Russell

by Karen Russell - Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction

Already heaped with accolades, Karen Russell is a gifted writer who likely will get plenty more for her eerie fantasy about a sleeplessness epidemic. The dystopian riffs are sharp and imaginative, but what sets the novella apart are its poignant intimations of moral doubt and personal loss: more Hamlet than Hunger Games.

by Karen Russell - Fiction, Short Stories

A dejected teenager discovers that the universe is communicating with him through talismanic objects left behind in a seagull’s nest. A massage therapist discovers she has the power to heal by manipulating the tattoos on a war veteran’s lower torso. Two vampires in a sun-drenched lemon grove try helplessly to slake their thirst for blood. And this only scratches the surface of what appears in Karen Russell’s new collection of stories.