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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. A movie based on the novel, starring Nicole Kidman, Christopher Walken, and Jason Bateman, is scheduled for release in 2015. 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. He is now at work on a new novel, “An Infinite Family” (forthcoming 2015). For more about Kevin Wilson, visit his website:

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