The online reading will feature graduate student readers Alex Foster, Maria Guzman, Edwin Kosik, Jenna Lanzaro, Raphael/le Linden, with introductions by graduate student Gabriella Mayer.
Karen Russell won the 2012 and the 2018 National Magazine Award for fiction, and her first novel, "Swamplandia!" (2011), was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, and one of The New York Times’ Ten Best Books of 2011. She has received a MacArthur Fellowship and a Guggenheim award and is a former fellow of the NYPL Cullman Center and the American Academy in Berlin. She graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University and received her MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, she now lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and son. She is the Endowed Chair of Texas State University’s MFA program, where she teaches in the fall semesters.
Emerging Writers is a reading series that provides NYU Creative Writing Program's graduate writing students with the opportunity to showcase their talent alongside an exciting featured headliner. Readings are traditionally held once a month at the renowned KGB Bar and are free and open to the public (now occurring virtually.)