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Karen Russell

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 available for select readings and lectures. To inquire about a possible appearance, please contact Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau at speakers@penguinrandomhouse.com or visit www.prhspeakers.com.

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St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves
Written by Karen Russell
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 2007
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-27667-4 (0-307-27667-8)

In these ten glittering stories, the award-winning, bestselling author of Swamplandia! 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 theme park, and little girls sail away on crab shells.

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Swamplandia!
Written by Karen Russell
Vintage | Trade Paperback | July 2011
$15.95/20.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-27668-1 (0-307-27668-6)

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 character known... Read more






Vampires in the Lemon Grove
Written by Karen Russell
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2014
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-94747-5 (0-307-94747-5)

Named a Best Book of the Year by:
The Boston Globe
O, The Oprah Magazine
Huffington Post
The A.V. Club

A Washington Post Notable Book
An NPR Great Read of 2013

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...

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