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Karen Russell Biography
- Karen Russell (born July 10, 1981, Miami, Florida) is an American novelist. Her debut novel, Swamplandia!, was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (The prize has not been awarded because of a disagreement of the jury members.) Russell, after graduation from Coral Gables Senior High School in Miami in 1999, received a B.A. in Spanish from Northwestern University in 2003 and graduated from the MFA program at Columbia University in 2006.