Elise Blackwell 

Elise Blackwell is the author of Hunger, The Unnatural History of Cypress Parish, Grub, and An Unfinished Score. Her work has been translated into several languages, and her books have been named to numerous "best of the year" lists, including the Los Angeles Times, Sydney Morning Herald, and Kirkus. Her short stories and cultural criticism have been widely published. Originally from southern Louisiana Elise studied creative writing at Louisiana State and received an MFA from the University of California-Irvine. Before publishing her first novel in 2003, she worked as a journalist and translator. Currently on the faculty of the University of South Carolina, she lives in Columbia with her husband, the writer David Bajo, and their daughter, Esme. Her interests include literature, travel, art, music, and running.
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