About

Sara Batkie is the author of the story collection Better Times, which won the 2017 Prairie Schooner Prize and is now available from University of Nebraska Press. She received her MFA in Fiction from New York University in 2010. Her stories have been published in various journals, received mention in the 2011 Best American Short Stories anthology, and honored with a 2017 Pushcart Prize. She was a June 2014 resident at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center and the Spring 2019 resident at the Kerouac Project. Born in Bellevue, Washington and raised mostly in Iowa, Sara currently lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.

If you’re an agent interested in considering her work, or an editor or reader who wants to connect, please shoot her an email at sarabatkiewriter[at]gmail[dot]com

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