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Tonight: Kevin Brockmeier & Karen Russell

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This evening at McNally Jackson Books in New York, our editor John Freeman will join...

Kevin Brockmeier

Kevin Brockmeier was born on December 6, 1972 and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he still lives today. He is the author of the novels, The Illumination, The Brief History of the Dead and The Truth About Celia; two short-story collections, Things That Fall From the Sky and The View From The Seventh Layer; a trio of children’s books; and most recently, a memoir of his seventh-grade year, A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip. In 2007, he was named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists. He teaches frequently at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and has also taught creative writing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Grinnell College.

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Karen Russell

Karen Russell is the author of the story collection St Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves and the novel Swamplandia!, a Pulitzer Prize finalist and one of the New York Times's Top 5 Fiction Books of 2011. Her most recent story collection is Vampires in the Lemon Grove. In 2007 she was named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists.

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