Karen Joy Fowler

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Karen Joy Fowler is a Man Booker and PEN/Faulkner finalist, Nebula Award winner and beloved past Literary Sojourn author who returns in 2022 as Literary Sojourn’s Master of Ceremonies. Author of seven novels and three short story collections, Fowler brings us her riveting new historical novel, Booth, an epic and intimate novel about the family behind one of the most infamous figures in American history: John Wilkes Booth. “Booth is a triumph! No one writes like Karen Joy Fowler, and in this gripping family saga, she has taken a piece of American history we thought we knew and told it slant. With wit, heart, and revelatory insight, she teases ghosts from their shadows, transforming the way we see the past, shedding new light on our troubled present,” says fellow past Sojourn author Ruth Ozeki. NPR’s All Things Considered  called Fowler’s last novel, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, “absolutely sublime.” Previously, The Jane Austen Book Club spent 13 weeks on the New York Times bestsellers list and was a New York Times Notable Book. Wit’s End portrayed the signature oddball and endearing characters that also earned her novel Sarah Canary the distinction of being a New York Times Notable Book. Fowler’s short story collection Black Glass won the World Fantasy Award in 1999, and her collection What I Didn’t See won the World Fantasy Award in 2011. “No contemporary writer creates characters more appealing, or examines them with greater acuity and forgiveness, than she does,” raves Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon. 

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