Kerry Dolan

Fiction Writer

Philadelphia, PA
Pennsylvania US

Author's Bio

Kerry Dolan won the 2021 Juniper Prize for Fiction for her debut story collection Safe Places, forthcoming in Spring 2022. Dolan has been awarded fellowships from MacDowell, Ucross Foundation, VCCA, Millay Colony, and elsewhere, and her work has received Special Mention in the Pushcart Prize, won the Writers at Work Prize, and been a finalist for the New American Fiction Prize. Dolan's stories have appeared in a number of anthologies and magazines, including Quarterly West, Greensboro Review, Robert Olen Butler Prize Stories, the Tartts Anthology: Incisive Fiction from Emerging Writers, and others. She received her MFA from Cornell University, where she won the Andrews Award in fiction. Dolan has taught at Cornell, University of San Francisco, and Notre Dame de Namur University. A native of New York and former resident of San Francisco, she currently lives in Philadelphia, where she is working on a novel.


Publications & Prizes

Safe Places: Stories (Juniper Prize for Fiction) (University of Massachusetts Press, 2022)
Prizes won: 

Juniper Prize for Fiction; Robert Olen Butler Prize; Special Mention in the Pushcart Prize; Writers at Work Prize; Finalist, New American Fiction Prize and Tartt Fiction Award

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Brooklyn, NY
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Brooklyn, NY
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Last update: May 01, 2022