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Karen  Brown

Karen Brown

Karen Brown
Continuing Instructor


Office: CPR 283
Phone: 813/974-4856



Karen Brown is the author of two novels, The Longings of Wayward Girls, and The Clairvoyants, and two short story collections—Little Sinners and Other Stories, which won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize and the John Gardner Fiction Book Award, and Pins and Needles: Stories, which was the recipient of AWP’s Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction. Her work has appeared in The O. Henry Prize StoriesBest American Short StoriesThe New York Times, and Good Housekeeping, and in many literary magazines, most recently The Kenyon ReviewGlimmer Train, and One Story. She studied creative writing at Cornell University, and received her Ph.D. in English with a concentration in Literature from USF, where she is currently a Continuing Instructor.