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|
|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 .
Information related to Karen Russell
- Writers from Miami
- Columbia University School of the Arts alumni
- The New Yorker people