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Teaching Assistant Professor

2020, PhD English & Creative Writing, Florida State University

2010, MFA Creative Writing, Warren Wilson College

Bio

Karen Tucker is the author of the novel BEWILDERNESS (Catapult 2021). Her short fiction appears in The Missouri ReviewThe Yale ReviewTin House OnlineEPOCHBoulevardAmerican Literary Review, and elsewhere.

Born and raised in North Carolina, her awards include an Elizabeth George Foundation Grant for Emerging Writers, a PEO Scholar Award, the George M. Harper Award for Creative Writing, the Jerome Stern Series Spotlight Award in fiction, and a scholarship to Longleaf Writers Conference.

To read more, visit my website

Publications:

  • Bewilderness, a novel. (Catapult Books 2021)
  • “All Kinds of Lucky” (Boulevard 2019)
  • “J.J. FTW” (The Yale Review 2018)
  • “Anklewood” (The Missouri Review 2017)
  • “Under Glass” (Tin House Online, 2017)
  • “The Trumped-Up Story of a Questionable Past” (EPOCH, 2015)

Teaching Awards

  • Named Among “Top Ten Most Helpful FSU Professors” by College Magazine,  2018

Awards

  • Teaching Faculty Grant, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 2021
  • Bertram and Ruth Davis Outstanding Career as a Graduate Student, Florida State University, 2020
  • P.E.O. Scholar Award, 2019-2020
  • Jerome Stern Series Spotlight Award, 2018
  • George M. Harper Award for Creative Writing, 2017
  • Elizabeth George Foundation Grant for Emerging Writers, 2010

Courses Taught:

  • (ENGL 130) Introduction to Fiction Writing
  • (ENGL 132H) Honors Introduction to Fiction Writing
  • (ENGL 206) Intermediate Fiction Writing

Curriculum Vitae / Resume