Karen Russell

NPR called novelist Karen Russell “arguably our greatest fantasist writing serious fiction today,” while People magazine said, “Karen Russell is a storyteller with a voice like no other.” In case you think all that’s just PR hype, you might want to note that Russell was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize (for Swamplandia!) and a 2013 MacArthur Foundation “genius” fellowship recipient.

Russell jumped on the literary radar in 2007 for her story collection St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves. She was in the limelight again in 2011 for Swamplandia!, and in early 2014 she released Vampires in the Lemon Grove and Other Stories to rave reviews. She’s in town to read from her work as part of the 2014/2015 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series. Stick around after the reading for an onstage interview and signing session.

7:30 p.m. Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas. For information, call 713-521-2026 or visit inprinthouston.org.
Mon., Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m., 2015

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