Laura Kasischke


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Grand Rapids, Michigan, The United States
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Laura Kasischke (born 1961) is an American fiction writer and American poet with poetry awards and multiple well reviewed works of fiction. Her work has received the Juniper Prize, the Alice Fay di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America, the Pushcart Prize, the Elmer Holmes Bobst Award for Emerging Writers, and the Beatrice Hawley Award. She is the recipient of two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as several Pushcart Prizes.

Her novel The Life Before Her Eyes is the basis for the film of the same name, directed by Vadim Perelman, and starring Uma Thurman and Evan Rachel Wood. Kasischke's work is particularly well-received in France, where she is widely read in translation. Her novel A moi pour toujou
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Average rating: 3.5 · 15,977 ratings · 2,895 reviews · 34 distinct worksSimilar authors
Mind of Winter

3.31 avg rating — 3,018 ratings — published 2013 — 21 editions
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The Raising

3.28 avg rating — 2,414 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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In a Perfect World

3.33 avg rating — 2,157 ratings — published 2009 — 19 editions
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The Life Before Her Eyes

3.33 avg rating — 1,446 ratings — published 2002 — 20 editions
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White Bird in a Blizzard

3.56 avg rating — 1,283 ratings — published 1999 — 11 editions
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Space, in Chains

4.03 avg rating — 549 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Feathered

3.28 avg rating — 563 ratings — published 2008 — 12 editions
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Boy Heaven

3.28 avg rating — 535 ratings — published 2006 — 15 editions
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Be Mine

3.17 avg rating — 511 ratings — published 2007 — 12 editions
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Suspicious River

3.67 avg rating — 360 ratings — published 1996 — 12 editions
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“Heartbreak could be lived with if it weren't accompanied by regret.”
Laura Kasischke, The Raising

“Writing is really just a matter of writing a lot, writing consistently and having faith that you'll continue to get better and better. Sometimes, people think that if they don't display great talent and have some success right away, they won't succeed. But writing is about struggling through and learning and finding out what it is about writing itself that you really love.”
Laura Kasischke

“your life can change in an instant. that instant can last forever.”
Laura Kasischke, The Life Before Her Eyes

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