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Laura Adamczyk has won awards from the Union League Civic & Arts Foundation of Chicago and the Dzanc/DISQUIET International Literary Program. Her work has appeared the Chicago Reader, Guernica, McSweeney’s, Ninth Letter, Salt Hill, and more. Her short story collection, Hardly Children, was published by FSG in 2018. She lives in Chicago.
“These sharp stories are portals to a strange world adjacent to ours, one where the rules of men, women, and children are prismatically warped and distorted. Through prose precise as a scalpel, and sentences that ring like shattered glass, Laura Adamczyk spins the searing aches of youth, disenchantment, and loss into a pristine first collection that has already earned its place on your shelves.”