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

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