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Sheila Kohler


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Sheila Kohler

Sheila Kohler is the author of nine novels, most recently The Bay of Foxes
(2012), Love Child (2011), and Becoming Jane Eyre (2010), and three collections of short stories. Kohler has been awarded the O.Henry twice, (1988, 2008), the Open Voice Award (1991), the Smart Family Foundation prize (October, 2000) and The Willa Cather Prize, judged by William Gass, for One Girl, and the Antioch Review Prize, 2004. Her work has been translated and published widely abroad by Gallimard, France; Klett-Cotta, Germany; Shinchosa, Japan; Distribuidora Rekord, Brazil; Querido, Holland; Jonathan Cape and Bloomsbury in England, and Penguin India, and will appear in Hungarian, Hebrew, Korean, and Chinese. She has taught creative writing at City College, The Chenango Valley Conference at Colgate, Sarah Lawrence, The New School, Suny Purchase, the West Side YMCA, and in Montolieu, France, and at Columbia University, and Brooklyn College. She now teaches at Princeton and Bennington. Her novel Cracks has been filmed with Jordan Scott as director and Ridley Scott as executive producer and Eva Green playing Miss G.

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