'Swamplandia!' author Karen Russell coming to Lawrence
Karen Russell, surrealist short-story writer and author of "Swamplandia!", "St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves" and "Vampires in the Lemon Grove," will be coming to Lawrence for a special event next month.
An Evening with Karen Russell, part of the Lawrence Public Library's Ross and Marianna Beach Author Series, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Abe and Jake's Landing, 8 E. Sixth St. Russell will share stories and talk about her inspiration, as well as sign books after her talk. The event is free, but tickets are required and can be picked up at the library's Welcome Desk starting Oct. 1.
"Swamplandia!", about a family of alligator wrestlers in Florida, was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Russell was also the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant" in 2013.