About Karen Russell

Karen Russell, a native of Miami, has been featured in both The New Yorker's debut fiction issue and New York magazine's list of twenty-five people to watch under the age of twenty-six. Her fiction has recently appeared in Conjunctions, Granta, Zoetrope, Oxford American, and The New Yorker. She lives in New York City. Her debut collection of stories, St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves, was published in September 2006 by Knopf.

Friday: The Book Klatch

By December 8, 2006

FRIDAY From: Elisa Albert To: Aaron Hamburger, Angela Pneuman, Stacey Richter, Karen Russell Subject: Ever been stalked? Ever stalk? Aspiring writers tend to idolize and kinda stalk their favorite writers (full disclosure: my college boyfriend gifted me with a copy … Read More

Thursday: The Book Klatch

By December 7, 2006

THURSDAY From: Elisa Albert To: Aaron Hamburger, Angela Pneuman, Stacey Richter, Karen Russell Subject: The worst thing ever What’s the most upsetting thing anyone’s every written or said about your work, and how, if at all, did it affect you … Read More

Wednesday: The Book Klatch

By December 6, 2006

WEDNESDAY From: Elisa Albert To: Aaron Hamburger, Angela Pneuman, Stacey Richter, Karen Russell Subject: Writer = degenerate, addicted, lonely, hopeless heart from broken family? Do you have to be messed up and dysfunctional to be a great writer? Do you … Read More

Tuesday: The Book Klatch

By December 5, 2006

TUESDAY From: Elisa Albert To: Aaron Hamburger, Angela Pneuman, Stacey Richter, Karen Russell Subject: Short stories vs. novels Let’s talk about short stories vs. novels. Did we all cut our teeth on short stories? How is it to be elbowed … Read More

Monday: The Book Klatch

By December 4, 2006

Short stories are the unsung glories of literary fiction: They rarely sell well, nor do they make their authors famous or ensnare legions of fans. And yet, and yet, and yet: every student of writing teethes on them, thrills at … Read More