Monday, July 23, 2012


Katherine Karlin, Kansas State University assistant professor of English, has won the 2011 Balcones Fiction Prize from Austin Community College Creative Writing for her book Send Me Work, a collection of fictional stories about working American women. The collection is also a 2012 Kansas Notable Book.

Unlike a lot stories centered on women where main characters face romantic problems, the biggest challenges Karlin's characters in Send Me Work encounter are in the work force. Stories range from a struggling young woman in post-Katrina New Orleans who learns to weld; an orchestra oboist who listens to the confessions of her beloved teacher; and an idealistic aerobics instructor who leaves her home to pick coffee in revolution-era Nicaragua.
From InfoZine.

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