Interview: Karen Russell | Granta Magazine

Interview: Karen Russell

Karen Russell & Patrick Ryan

‘I think it’s impossible to draw a hard and fast line between reality and fantasy.’

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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Patrick Ryan

Patrick Ryan is the author of Send Me, Saints of Augustine, In Mike We Trust and Gemini Bites. His work has been included in The Best American Short Stories 2006, Tin House, The Yale Review and elsewhere. He lives in New York City.

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