2015 Featured Presenters
Karen Russell’s novel, Swamplandia!, was chosen by The New York Times as one of the “Ten Best Books of 2011,” was long-listed for The Orange Prize, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She is also the author of the celebrated short-story collections, St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves and Vampires in the Lemon Grove. The recipient of fellowships from the American Academy in Berlin and the MacArthur Foundation, she has been featured in the New Yorker’s “20 Under 40” list, was chosen as one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists, and received the “5 Under 35” award from the National Book Foundation.
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