Biography for Swamplandia!

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Karen Russell, a native of Miami, has been featured in The New Yorker's debut fiction issue and onThe New Yorker's 20 Under 40 list, and was chosen as one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists. In 2009, she received the 5 Under 35 award from the National Book Foundation. Three of her short stories have been selected for theBest American Short Stories volumes. She is currently writer-in-residence at Bard College.