Carrie Brown is the author of six novels, most recently The Last First Day (Pantheon, 2013) and a collection of short stories, The House on Belle Isle (Algonquin Books, 2002). A new novel, The Stargazer’s Sister, is forthcoming in January 2016 from Pantheon Books. Her short stories and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in journals including One Story, Glimmer Train, The Georgia Review, and the Oxford American. She received a literature fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2004, the 1998 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award for her first novel, Rose’s Garden (Algonquin Books, 1998), and the 2000 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for The Hatbox Baby (Algonquin Books, 2000). She is the Wilson Fellow at Deerfield Academy.
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