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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).
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