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Karen Tucker is the author of the novel BEWILDERNESS (Catapult 2021). Her fiction can be found in The Missouri Review, The Yale Review, Boulevard,  EPOCH, Tin House, American Literary Review, Salamander, Carve Magazine, and elsewhere. 

Born and raised in North Carolina, Tucker's novel is currently longlisted for the Aspen Words Literary Prize. Other honors include an Elizabeth George Foundation Grant for Emerging Writers, a Teaching Faculty Grant from UNC, a PEO Scholar Award, the George M. Harper Award for Creative Writing, the Jerome Stern Series Spotlight Award in fiction, and a scholarship to Longleaf Writers Conference. She teaches fiction writing at UNC Chapel Hill.

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