Karen Deaver – USA

Karen Deaver is a writer and teacher of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

Karen Deaver’s nonfiction articles and essays have been published in The New York Times, The Explicator, two essay anthologies, Parents magazine, the Trenton Times, and the Princeton Packet, for which she was a columnist. Previously a production editor at Routledge and Alfred A. Knopf, Karen has also taught literary, social justice, and environmental subjects at the middle school and college levels. She coordinates the Writing Studio at The College of New Jersey and runs a gardening program at the Princeton Friends School.

While at Stiwdio Maelor, Karen will be working on her second novel, about an American couple who adopt a child refugee from Rakhine State. This new work questions the dependability of identity across borders of religion, gender, and nations. In spite of their will, characters slip through rifts between the real and the desired, leaving them unsettled and with the potential to be transformed.