Poetry: A Mind Like This By Susan Blackwell Ramsey
The Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction for 2011 goes to Karen Brown for her manuscript, Leaf House. She will receive a $3,000 prize and publication by the University of Nebraska Press. She was born in Connecticut. Her first collection of short stories, Pins and Needles, was the recipient of The Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction and published by the University of Massachusetts Press. Her stories have been chosen twice for inclusion in The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, appeared in Best American Short Stories 2008, Good Housekeeping, and in literary journals that include Epoch, The Georgia Review, American Short Fiction, New Ohio Review, Freight Stories, TriQuarterly and Five Points, among others. She studied creative writing at Cornell University, and received her PhD in English with a concentration in literature from the University of South Florida, in Tampa, where she currently teaches.