Karen Russell

fiction writer

Karen Russell appears in the following:

Karen Russell On Balancing Writing, Technology, and Boredom

Friday, January 30, 2015

How to balance writing with the barrage of smartphone interruptions? Karen Russell gives her advice.

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Karen Russell's Vampires in the Lemon Grove

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Karen Russell, author of the bestselling novel Swamplandia!, talks about her new book of short stories, Vampires in the Lemon Grove.

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Guest Picks: Karen Russell

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Karen Russell was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to discuss her new collection of short stories, Vampires in the Lemon Grove. She also told us what she's been reading and listening to...and the allure of the "season packet" that comes with Stouffer's stuffing.


Why So Many Strange Stories Out of Florida?

Friday, August 31, 2012

The Republican National Convention was a scripted, curated affair. Yet so many news stories from Florida are genuinely odd. Brooke speaks with Florida crime reporter Will Greenlee and novelist Karen Russell (a Floridian herself) about some of the weirdest stories and why Florida is such fertile ground for strangeness.

Fats Waller - Alligator Crawl

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You Must Read These Gleefully Deranged Stories

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Pity the poor librarians who have to slap a sticker on Kelly Link's genre-bending, mind-blowing masterpiece of the imagination, Stranger Things Happen. Are these stories horror or fantasy? Science-fictional romances? Travelogues to nonexistent countries: a nightmarish North America and a very weird New Zealand? Some read like detective manuals for ...


Karen Russell's Swamplandia!

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Karen Russell, author of the celebrated short-story collection St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves, discusses her debut novel Swamplandia! It tells the story of Ava Bigtree, of the Bigtree alligator-wrestling dynasty, who lives in the Florida Everglades, which is in decline and is being encroached upon by a sophisticated competitor called the World of Darkness. When her family in disarray, Ava is left to manage 98 alligators as well as her own grief.


Guest Picks: Karen Russell

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Read some of Karen Russell's favorite picks!


20 Under 40: Stories from The New Yorker

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman and writers Karen Russell and David Bezmozgis discuss The New Yorker’s series on young fiction writers. The stories have now published in one volume, 20 Under 40: Stories from The New Yorker.

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