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JUDY SLATER

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JUDITH SLATER is a fiction writer who has been living in Nebraska since 1987. She has a BA from the University of Oregon, the MA from San Francisco State, and the MFA from the University of Massachusetts — Amherst. She is the 1998 winner of the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction from Sarabande Books (Stuart Dybek was judge), publishers of her collection The Baby Can Sing (1999). Her stories have appeared in Beloit Fiction Journal, Redbook, Colorado Review, Greensboro Review, and other places. She teaches creative writing and literature and serves as a reader for Prairie Schooner at the University of Nebraska — Lincoln, where she has won awards for her teaching. She's a winner of an Encouragement Award and a Merit Award from the Nebraska Arts Council's Individual Artists Fellowships program. She is married to fiction writer Gerald Shapiro.



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