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Karol Nielsen

Author's Bio

Karol Nielsen is the author of the memoir, Black Elephants (Bison Books, 2011) and the chapbook, This Woman I Thought I'd Be (Finishing Line Press, 2012). She has contributed nonfiction and poetry to The Moment (Harper Perennial, 2012) and many publications. Her memoir was selected as a New and Noteworthy Book by Poets & Writers and shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing by the Stanford University Libraries in 2012. Excerpts were honored as Notable Essays in The Best American Essays in 2010 and 2005. Her poetry collection was a finalist for the Colorado Prize for Poetry in 2007. She is a freelance writer and editor who teaches memoir writing at New York University.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Black Elephants: A Memoir (Bison Books, 2011)
Chapbooks:
This Woman I Thought I'd Be (Finishing Line Press, 2012)
Anthologies:
The Moment (Harper Perennial, 2012)
Journals:
Epiphany, Guernica, Lumina, North Dakota Quarterly, Old Red Kimono, Permafrost, Riversedge, Smith, Used Furniture Review, Women's Voices for Change
Prizes:
Shortlist, William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, Stanford University Libraries 2012; New and Noteworthy Book, Poets & Writers November/December 2011; Notable Essay, The Best American Essays 2010; Finalist, Colorado Prize for Poetry 2007; Notable Essay, The Best American Essays 2005

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Listing last updated: January 16, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English, French, Spanish
Born in:
Edmond, OK
Raised in:
Stamford, CT

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