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Rilla Askew

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Rilla Askew is an American novelist and short story writer born in the Sans Bois Mountains of southeastern Oklahoma, where her family has lived for five generations. She graduated from the University of Tulsa in 1980 and went on to study creative writing at Brooklyn College, where she received her MFA in 1989.
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book nominee (1998) : The Mercy Seat