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Bard Fiction Prize Winner Karen Russell To Give Reading at Bard College on February 6
Jennifer Wai-Lan Huang
Karen Russell, a native of Miami, has been featured in both The New Yorker’s 20 Under 40 fiction issue and New York magazine’s list of 25 people to watch under the age of 26. She is a graduate of the Columbia MFA program and is the 2005 recipient of the Transatlantic Review/Henfield Foundation Award. Her fiction has recently appeared in Granta, Zoetrope, Oxford American, Conjunctions, and The New Yorker, which first published her story “Haunting Olivia” in its 2005 debut fiction issue. Twenty-nine-years old, she lives in New York City.
The creation of the Bard Fiction Prize, presented each October, continues Bard’s long-standing tradition as a center for creative, groundbreaking literary work by both faculty and students. From Saul Bellow, William Gaddis, Mary McCarthy, and Ralph Ellison to John Ashbery, Philip Roth, William Weaver, and Chinua Achebe, Bard’s literature faculty, past and present, represents some of the most important writers of our time. The prize is intended to encourage and support young writers of fiction to pursue their creative goals and provide an opportunity to work in a fertile and intellectual environment. Last year’s Bard Fiction Prize was awarded to writer Samantha Hunt for her second novel, The Invention of Everything Else (Houghton Mifflin, 2008).
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This event was last updated on 01-11-2011