Karen Russell

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Date of Birth July 10, 1981
Place of Birth Florida
Age 39 years old
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Karen Russell is an American novelist and short story writer. Her debut novel, Swamplandia!, was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. In 2009 the National Book Foundation named Russell a 5 under 35 honoree. She was also the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant" in 2013.

Born: July 10, 1981, Miami, Florida
Occupation: Writer
Education: Coral Gables Senior High School
Alma mater: Northwestern University, Columbia University
Notable awards: MacArthur fellowship, 5 under 35 honoree

About Karen Russell

A Pulitzer Prize-nominated author, she became famous for her debut novel, Swamplandia! She was the 2013 recipient of the MacArthur Foundation's Genius Grant.

Karen Russell Before Fame

She earned an MFA from Columbia University after graduating from Northwestern University with a degree in Spanish.

Achievement of Karen Russell

She penned several short story collections, including Vampires in the Lemon Grove and St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves.

Karen Russell Family Life

She grew up in Miami, Florida and graduated in 1999 from Coral Gables Senior High School.

Associations of Karen Russell

She shared a 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction nomination with Louise Erdrich .

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Latest information about Karen Russell updated on April 11, 2021.

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