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American Studies

Bernheimer to judge 2012 Plonsker Prize

Author Kate Bernheimer will be the guest judge for the 2011 Madeline P. Plonsker Emerging Writers Residency Prize.

Kate Bernheimer’s first story collection, Horse, Flower, Bird, which includes illustrations by Rikki Ducornet, was recently published by Coffee House Press. She is the author of a trilogy of novels based on German, Russian, and Yiddish fairy tales: The Complete Tales of Merry Gold (2006), The Complete Tales of Ketzia Gold (2001), and The Complete Tales of Lucy Gold (forthcoming in spring 2011, all with FC2). She also edits fairy-tale collections, most recently My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me (Penguin). Her children’s books include The Girl in the Castle inside The Museum, illustrated by Nicoletta Ceccoli, The Lonely Book (currently being illustrated by Chris Sheban) and The Girl Who Wouldn’t Brush Her Hair, all with Random House. She founded and edits Fairy Tale Review, and is Associate Professor and Writer in Residence at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette each spring. The rest of the year, she lives with her husband and daughter in Tucson, Arizona.