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KAREN GETTERT SHOEMAKER's first collection of short stories, Night Sounds and Other Stories (Dufour Editions), won the Nebraska Book Award for Short Fiction in 2003. Her most recent book is The Meaning of Names (Red Hen Press, 2014). Her fiction and poetry have been published or are forthcoming in a variety of journals, including Prairie Schooner, South Dakota Review, West Wind Review, Kalliope, Credo, Arachne, Foliage, Fine Lines, Heartlands Today, and The Nebraska Review. Shoemaker received each and every one of her degrees — a Bachelor's in Journalism, a Master's and a PhD in Creative Writing — from the University of Nebraska — Lincoln. Awards for her writing include a Nebraska Press Association Award for Feature Writing, Vreeland Award, the Prairie Schooner/Mari Sandoz Award for Fiction, and a Merit Award from the Nebraska Arts Council. A native of north central Nebraska, she currently lives in Lincoln, NE, with her husband and two children.

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