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Karen Russell


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Karen Russell born in Miami, Florida is an American novelist. Her debut novel, Swamplandia!, was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. No prize for fiction was awarded that year.
 
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Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2011) : Swamplandia!
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2012) : Swamplandia!
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (2013) : Swamplandia!


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The Storm at the Door (2011)
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The Uninnocent (2011)
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The Last Flight of Poxl West (2015)
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"A profound and timely meditation on the desire for justice, retribution, and redemption. This book is unputdownable, wise, and unbelievably generous."

Thrill Me (2016)
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"Thrill Me practices what it preaches-it's a craft book that is also a thrilling read."

Our Short History (2017)
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"Funny and fast-paced and extraordinarily insightful on every page . . . Anyone lucky enough to get roughed-up by Grodstein's devastating, fearlessly honest, often hilarious, gorgeously written novel will exit it changed."


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