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Gwen Strauss

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Gwen Strauss is an award-winning children’s book author and poet, whose titles include Trail of Stones, The Night Shimmy, Ruth and the Green Book, and The Hiding Game. Her poetry, short stories and essays have appeared in numerous places including The New Republic, New England Review, Kenyon Review, London Sunday Times and Catapult. Her forthcoming adult non-fiction book, The Nine will be released in eight countries in 2021 and is currently in development for a TV series. She lives in Southern France where she works as the Director of the Dora Maar House, an artist residency program.

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Gwen Strauss Philippe Sands books, Lily King's Lovers and Writers, Goldie Goldbloom's On Division, American Harvest, The Resisters, I also read in French: Lydie Sa…morePhilippe Sands books, Lily King's Lovers and Writers, Goldie Goldbloom's On Division, American Harvest, The Resisters, I also read in French: Lydie Salvyre and Emmanuel Carrere. Also books for my possible next projects about the treatment of mental illness and the disabled in America; or about Milena Jesenska; or about medicinal plants and the history of witchcraft in this region of France in the 15th century... I'm still trying to figure it out!(less)
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