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Wilson’s stories have appeared in such magazines as Ploughshares, Tin House, One Story, and the Cincinnati Review, in four volumes of New Stories from the South, and in his acclaimed 2009 book Tunneling to the Center of the Earth. That book, praised by the New York Times Book Review for its “fabulous twists and somersaults of the imagination,” won the Shirley Jackson Award and the National Library Association’s prestigious Alex Award (which recognizes books written for adults that also have a special appeal to teens). More recently Wilson’s best-selling novel, The Family Fang, has been praised by People as “a wacky wonderful debut” and by The Wall Street Journal for covering “complex psychological ground.” “Wilson’s inventive genius never stops for a rest break,” adds National Public Radio—and now comes the news that actress Nicole Kidman has bought rights to The Family Fang and will star in the movie herself. Once a dorm counselor for the Young Writers’ Conference, Wilson received his B.A. from Vanderbilt University and his M.F.A. from the University of Florida. He lives in Sewanee, where he serves as Assistant Professor of English and coordinator of the creative writing program. For more about Kevin Wilson, visit his website: www.wilsonkevin.com.

 
 
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