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Karen Shepard

Karen Shepard is a Chinese-American born and raised in New York City. She is the author of four novels, ‘An Empire of Women,’ ‘The Bad Boy’s Wife,’ ‘Don’t I Know You?’, and ‘The Celestials,’ which was short-listed for the Massachusetts Book Award and the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. Her collection of short stories, ‘Kiss Me Someone,’ will be published in September of 2017. Her short fiction has been published in the Atlantic Monthly, Tin House, One Story, and Ploughshares, among others. Her nonfiction has appeared in O Magazine, More, Self, USA Today, and The Boston Globe, among others. She has received the William Goyen-Doris Roberts Fellowship for Fiction from the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, was a National Magazine Award Finalist, and was a recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grant. She teaches writing and literature at Williams College in Williamstown, MA, where she lives with her husband, novelist Jim Shepard, and their three children.

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