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Karen Tucker is the author of the novel BEWILDERNESS (Catapult 2021), which was selected as an Indie Next Pick, longlisted for the Aspen Words Literary Prize, shortlisted for the Crook's Corner Book Prize, and chosen as a "Dazzling Debut" by the American Booksellers Association. Her short fiction can be found in The Yale Review, LitHubThe Missouri Review, Boulevard,  EPOCH, Tin House, American Literary Review, and Salamander, among other places. Essays and interviews can be found in Electric Literature, The Rumpus, The Millions, Hazlitt, Southern Review of Books, and elsewhere.

Tucker's 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, a UNC Junior Faculty Development Award, and a PEO Scholar Award. Born and raised in North Carolina, she teaches fiction and creative nonfiction at UNC Chapel Hill.

     © 2024 by Karen Tucker

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