College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Visiting Associate Professor, Fiction, Spring 2014
Karen Russell is the author of three books of fiction, most recently, the story collection, Vampires in the Lemon Grove. Her first novel, Swamplandia! (2011), was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She is a 2013 MacArthur Fellow, a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow, and a 2012 Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, a National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" honoree, and a New Yorker "20 Under 40" honoree. Her stories have been featured in The Best American Short Stories, Conjunctions, Granta, The New Yorker, Oxford American, and Zoetrope.