About

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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 Notable Story citations in the 2011 and 2019 Best American Short Stories anthologies, and honored with a 2017 Pushcart Prize. 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

Photo courtesy of Leah Kornish