Detroit, MI 48202
Claire Vaye Watkins, Guggenheim Fellow and Assistant Professor in the University of Michigan’s Helen Zell Writers’ Program, has authored two books of fiction. Her first, the short story collection Battleborn, won the Story Prize, the Dylan Thomas Prize, the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award, the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a Silver Pen Award from the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame. The second, her debut novel Gold Fame Citrus, has won wide critical acclaim. The LA Times writes that “the prose in Gold Fame Citrus is stunningly beautiful, even when—especially when—Watkins is describing the badlands that Southern California has become...even in the book’s darkest moments, it’s impossible to turn away.”
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