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Chelsey Johnson


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Chelsey Johnson received an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was a Teaching Writing Fellow, and a Stegner Fellowship from Stanford. Her debut novel Stray City is forthcoming from Custom House/ HarperCollins in 2018, and her stories and essays have appeared in Ploughshares, One Story, Ninth Letter, The Rumpus, and NPR's Selected Shorts, among others. She has received fellowships to the MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and Signal Fire Arts. She currently lives in Richmond, VA, and is an assistant professor of English at the College of William & Mary.

Genres: General Fiction
 
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Everything Here Is Under Control (2020)
Emily Adrian
"Brutally tender, ferociously intimate, astonishingly surefooted, and deeply satisfying. Emily Adrian has crafted a multilayered story whose people -- I hesitate to call them mere 'characters' -- became so real and vivid to me that I've thought about them long since finishing the book. An immersive, irresistible pleasure."

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