Claire Burgess is a writer of short fiction, educator of teenagers, and blogger for The Rumpus. Her fiction has received a 2014 Pushcart Prize Special Mention, been listed as notable in Best American Short Stories 2012 and Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012, and will be anthologized in the forthcoming New Stories from the Midwest 2015. You can find her stories in Joyland, Third Coast, Hunger Mountain, Annalemma, PANK, and elsewhere. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Vanderbilt University and is a founding editor of Nashville Review. Currently, she is completing a manuscript of short stories under the working title Last Dog.
Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Claire now lives in Pittsburgh by way of Nashville, New Orleans, and New Jersey. She has a husband named Todd, a pug named Jolene, and some houseplants that are sadly nameless. She refuses to stop using the Oxford comma. Unexpectedly, she is not very good at Scrabble.
If you want to send Claire compliments, give her a job, publish her, or just say hi, you can email her at byclaireburgess[at]gmail[dot]com.
She’s also on Twitter: @Clairabou_
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