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Karen Tucker is the author of the novel BEWILDERNESS (Catapult 2021), which was longlisted for the Aspen Words Literary Prize, shortlisted for the Crook's Corner Book Prize, and selected as a "Dazzling Debut" and Indie Next Pick by the American Booksellers Association. Tucker's fiction can be found in The Missouri Review, The Yale Review, LitHubBoulevard,  EPOCH, Tin House, American Literary Review, Salamander, and elsewhere.

Her awards include an Elizabeth George Foundation Grant for Emerging Writers, the George M. Harper Award for Creative Writing, the Jerome Stern Series Spotlight Award in fiction, and a PEO Scholar Award. Born and raised in North Carolina, she teaches fiction and creative nonfiction at UNC Chapel Hill.

     © 2023 by Karen Tucker

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