Laura Krughoff, author of My Brother's Name

Event date: 
Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 6:30pm

Laura Krughoff is a fiction writer whose work has been appearing in literary magazines and journals over the past decade. Her stories have been published in prestigious American venues such as Threepenny ReviewThe Seattle ReviewWashington Square Review, and Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row Journal, and internationally in the feminist Canadian magazine Room of One’s Own (now known as Room Magazine). She is a recipient of the Washington Square Prize for Fiction for her story “This Is One Way,” a Pushcart Prize for her story “Halley’s Comet” and a runner-up for a Nelson Algren Award from Chicago Tribune for her story “The Beekeeper’s Son.” In 2011, she was a finalist for the University of Georgia Press Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. She also writes and performs non-fiction with the story-telling performance collaborative Second Story. Laura is a writer, scholar, and teacher, living in Chicago.

In this poignant debut novel about folie-a-deux, or shared psychosis, Jane Fields follows her brother into the bewildering landscape of mental illness with the hope that she can save him. But it soon becomes a question of how long she can survive there before she loses herself.

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315 W. Gorham St.
53703-2218 Madison
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ISBN: 9780983021940
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Mighty Media Press - September 3rd, 2013