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Karen Russell
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  • About this Author
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Karen Russell, a native of Miami, won the 2012 National Magazine Award for fiction, and her first novel, Swamplandia! (2011), was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She is a graduate of the Columbia MFA program, a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow, and a 2012 Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. She lives in Philadelphia.

Karen Russell is represented by Random House Speakers Bureau (http://www.rhspeakers.com).

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St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves

Written by Karen Russell


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 14, 2007
Price: $15.00

A San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year

In these ten glittering stories, debut author Karen Russell takes us to the ghostly and magical swamps of the Florida Everglades. Here wolf-like girls are reformed by nuns, a family makes their living wrestling alligators in a... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves

Written by Karen Russell


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 14, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a trade paperback.

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Swamplandia!

Written by Karen Russell


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 26, 2011
Price: $14.95

Pulitzer Prize Finalist

Thirteen-year-old Ava Bigtree has lived her entire life at Swamplandia!, her family’s island home and gator-wrestling theme park in the Florida Everglades. But when illness fells Ava’s mother, the park’s indomitable headliner, the family is plunged into chaos; her father withdraws, her sister falls in love with a spooky... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Swamplandia!

Written by Karen Russell


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 1, 2011
Price: $26.00

From the celebrated twenty-nine-year-old author of the everywhere-heralded short-story collection St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves (“How I wish these were my own words, instead of the breakneck demon writer Karen Russell’s . . . Run for your life. This girl is on fire”—Los Angeles Times Book Review) comes... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

Swamplandia!

Written by Karen Russell


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 1, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Vampires in the Lemon Grove
Stories
Written by Karen Russell


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $11.99

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Vampires in the Lemon Grove
And Other Stories
Written by Karen Russell


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $14.95

A Washington Post Notable Book
An O, The Oprah Magazine Best Book of the Year
A Huffington Post Best Book of the Year

From the author of the novel Swamplandia!—a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize—comes a magical and uniquely daring collection of stories that showcases the author’s gifts at their inimitable best.

Within these... Read more >
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Vampires in the Lemon Grove
Stories
Written by Karen Russell


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $24.95

From the author of the New York Times best seller Swamplandia!—a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize—a magical new collection of stories that showcases Karen Russell’s gifts at their inimitable best.

A dejected teenager discovers that the universe is communicating with him through talismanic objects left behind in a seagull’s nest. A community... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.
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