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Russell, Karen 1981-

Overview
Works: 24 works in 129 publications in 12 languages and 9,889 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literature  Periodicals  Poetry  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PS3618.U755, 813.6
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Publications by Karen Russell
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Most widely held works by Karen Russell
Swamplandia! by Karen Russell( Book )
54 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 3,325 libraries worldwide
Twelve year old Ava must travel into the Underworld part of the swamp in order to save her family's dynasty of Bigtree alligator wrestling. This novel takes us to the swamps of the Florida Everglades, and introduces us to Ava Bigtree, an unforgettable young heroine. The Bigtree alligator wrestling dynasty is in decline, and Swamplandia!, their island home and gator wrestling theme park, formerly no. 1 in the region, is swiftly being encroached upon by a fearsome and sophisticated competitor called the World of Darkness. Ava's mother, the park's indomitable headliner, has just died; her sister, Ossie, has fallen in love with a spooky character known as the Dredgeman, who may or may not be an actual ghost; and her brilliant big brother, Kiwi, who dreams of becoming a scholar, has just defected to the World of Darkness in a last ditch effort to keep their family business from going under. Ava's father, affectionately known as Chief Bigtree, is AWOL; and that leaves Ava, a resourceful but terrified thirteen, to manage ninety eight gators as well as her own grief. Against a backdrop of hauntingly fecund plant life animated by ancient lizards and lawless hungers, the author has written a novel about a family's struggle to stay afloat in a world that is inexorably sinking
Vampires in the lemon grove : stories by Karen Russell( Book )
18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and German and held by 2,184 libraries worldwide
Six short stories with subjects ranging from a dejected teenager who discovers that the universe is communicating with him through talismanic objects left behind in a seagull's nest to two vampires in a sun-drenched lemon grove who try helplessly to slake their thirst for blood
St. Lucy's home for girls raised by wolves by Karen Russell( Book )
19 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,407 libraries worldwide
These ten extraordinary stories introduce a new talent who opens a world to readers--the surreal marshes of the Florida Everglades where outlandish predicaments magically reveal the truth about one's life
The best American short stories 2014 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 681 libraries worldwide
Presents twenty of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources
Vampires in the lemon grove by Karen Russell( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 632 libraries worldwide
In the collection's marvelous title story, two aging vampires in a sun-drenched Italian lemon grove find their hundred-year marriage tested when one of them develops a fear of flying. In "The Seagull Army Descends on Strong Beach, 1979," a dejected teenager discovers that the universe is communicating with him through talismanic objects left in a seagull's nest. "Proving Up" and "The Graveless Doll of Eric Mutis"--stories of children left to fend for themselves in dire predicaments--find Russell veering into more sinister territory, and ultimately crossing the line into full-scale horror. In "The New Veterans," a massage therapist working with a tattooed war veteran discovers she has the power to heal by manipulating the images on his body. In all, these wondrous new pieces display a young writer of superlative originality and invention coming into the full range and scale of her powers
Swamplandia! by Karen Russell( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 592 libraries worldwide
Twelve year old Ava must travel into the Underworld part of the swamp in order to save her family's dynasty of Bigtree alligator wresting
St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves stories by Karen Russell( file )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
A dazzling debut, a blazingly original voice: the ten stories in St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves introduce a radiant new talent. In the collection's title story, a pack of girls raised by wolves are painstakingly reeducated by nuns. In "Haunting Olivia," two young boys make midnight trips to a boat graveyard in search of their dead sister, who set sail in the exoskeleton of a giant crab. In "Z.Z
Vampiros y limones by Karen Russell( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 13 libraries worldwide
"En el cuento que da título a este volumen, dos vampiros en un limonar inundado de sol intentan desesperadamente saciar su sed de sangre, en una inolvidable parábola sobre la adicción y el ansia, el pavor y el amor mortales. Le siguen siete relatos protagonizados por los más sorprendentes personajes: un adolescente (enamorado) que descubre que el universo se comunica con él a través de unos talismanes abandonados en un nido de gaviotas, una comunidad de mujeres que se transforman lentamente en gusanos de seda humanos para tejer delicados hilos extraídos de sus propias entrañas, una masajista que descubre su poder sanador manipulando los tatuajes en el torso de un veterano de guerra... El drama de una familia de colonos en el Oeste y una siniestra historia de culpa y expiación cierran esta colección de relatos de Rusell,"--Amazon.com
A knowledge-based spatial decision support system (SDSS) for coastal zone oil spill response in Anaktalak Bay, Labrador by Karen Russell( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Un vampiro tra i limoni by Karen Russell( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Italian and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Ōkamishōjotachi no sei rūshī ryō by Karen Russell( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in Japanese and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Suwanpurandia by Karen Russell( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Swamplandia : a bestiary by Carey McHugh( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Jennifer Egan: A visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Winner of the 2010 National Book Award, Jaimy Gordon's Lord of Misrule examines the rough-and-tumble world of cheap horseracing through the eyes of five flawed characters trying to make a living in rural West Virginia. The New York Times' Janet Maslin calls the novel, "assured, exotic, and uncategorizable, [with] flashes of startling beauty." Gordon's previous novels include Bogeywoman, a Los Angeles Times Best Book, and She Drove Without Stopping, an American Library Association Notable Book
Sleep donation : a novella by Karen Russell( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Slumberland by Mallory Rae Hellman( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Here we are now, entertain us by Joshua Rhome( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The dredgeman's revelation by Karen Russell( Article )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Tin House by Win McCormack( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
From the website: Putting together a literary magazine is a joyful yet Sisyphean task. Just when you've pushed the boulder up the hill to the printer, back down it rolls. And with it go all the characters you've lived with and loved for months, all the small moments of joy and revelation, all the humor and sadness. From the bottom, you begin again, from scratch, always from scratch. Just as writers must court failure in order to transcend the known, we, too, are always looking to challenge ourselves. We search stories for that peculiar mix of the new and the ever-old true, but told anew. In this issue, we found it in young writer Helen Phillips's story "Flesh & Blood," about a woman who can see through people's skin. We saw it in veteran Stuart Dybek's fractured take on the operatic life in his story "Tosca." And in Benjamin Percy, too, no stranger to fictional and personal risks, who writes here of his monthlong liver detox (spoiler: no meat and no alcohol do not tame Percy's inner beast). Two books after being a New Voice in Tin House, Monica Ferrell returns to our pages with the poem "Oh You Absolute Darling." Always searching for fresh writing, in this issue we are happy to introduce three New Voices: David Feinstein, Sam Ross, and Eric Burg. The venerable writer William Gass, interviewed here, says, "So you try, but you probably will fail. It's a business. Failure is what happens." To risk, to dare-- that is his, and our, challenge. We're proud of this issue, but as always, we're never completely satisfied. We do, however, hope that we have failed better with this, our fifty-fourth try up the hill
Karen Russell: Vampires in the lemon grove Claire Vaye Watkins: Battleborn ; Amity Gaige: Schroder by Karen Russell( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Karen Russell's debut novel Swamplandia!, a lushly imagined narrative of a dilapidated, family-run amusement park in the Everglades, was a New York Times Best Book of the Year, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and a nominee for the Orange Prize. Her new book, Vampires in the Lemon Grove is a volume of sinister stories that delightfully cross horror with magical realism
 
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Alternative Names
Karen Russell écrivain américaine
Karen Russell scrittrice statunitense
Karen Russell US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin
Карен Расселл
ראסל, קארן 1981-
کارن راسل
ਕੈਰਨ ਰਸਲ
ラッセル, カレン
卡倫·羅素
Languages
English (91)
Spanish (7)
German (6)
French (5)
Japanese (4)
Italian (4)
Hebrew (2)
Dutch (2)
Danish (1)
Polish (1)
Catalan (1)
Czech (1)
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