Kristen-Paige Madonia's debut novel Fingerprints of You will be published in August 2012 by Simon & Schuster and recent short fiction can be found in Upstreet, New Orleans Review, American Fiction: Best Previously Unpublished Short Stories by Emerging Writers, Sycamore Review, Inkwell, and South Dakota Review. She is a Sewanee Writers' Conference Tennessee Williams Scholar and has received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, the Juniper Summer Writing Institute, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Hedgebrook Writers' Retreat, Millay Colony for the Arts, and the Studios of Key West. She was the 2010 recipient of the New Orleans Literary Festival/Tennessee Williams award and was awarded the Marianne Russo Fellowship to attend the 2008 Key West Literary Seminar. She holds an MFA from California State University, Long Beach and teaches creative writing at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA where she is at work on her second novel.
As the D.H. Lawrence Fellow, Kristen-Paige will be giving a reading on Monday July 16, 2012, at 12:30 p.m.