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Marilyn Krysl is the Sullivan Prize-winning author of DINNER WITH OSAMA and has published four collections of stories, work in The Atlantic, The Nation, The New Republic and other journals, in Best American Short Stories 2000, O. Henry Prize Stories, and the Pushcart Prize Anthology. She has taught ESL in the People's Republic of China, served as Artist in Residence at the Center for Human Caring in Denver, worked as a volunteer for Peace Brigade International in Sri Lanka, and volunteered at the Kalighat Home for the Destitute and Dying administered by Mother Teresa's Sisters of Charity in Calcutta. She currently volunteers with The Lost Boys of Sudan and C-SAW, Community of Sudanese and American Women.


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Dinner with Osama
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2008 — 2 editions
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How to Accommodate Men
4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1998
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Soulskin
4.71 of 5 stars 4.71 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1996
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Warscape with Lovers
4.43 of 5 stars 4.43 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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Midwife & Other Poems on Ca...
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What We Have To Live With
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Swear the Burning Vow
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