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Karen Tucker's debut novel BEWILDERNESS is forthcoming from Catapult Books in June 2021. Her short fiction appears in The Missouri Review, The Yale Review Online, Boulevard, EPOCH, Tin House Online, American Literary Review, Salamander, Carve Magazine, and elsewhere. In Fall 2020, she'll join the Department of English at UNC-Chapel Hill as a Lecturer in Fiction.

Awards include an Elizabeth George Foundation Grant for Emerging Writers, a PEO Scholar Award, the George M. Harper Award for Creative Writing, the Jerome Stern Series Spotlight Award in fiction, judged by David Shields, and a scholarship to Longleaf Writers Conference. Born and raised in North Carolina, she lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains with her partner.

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