Faculty Biography

Karen Osborn

Professor of Practice, M.F.A.
Department of English

Karen Osborn is the author of four novels: Patchwork, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Between Earth and Sky, The River Road, and Centerville, which won the Independent Publishers Award in 2013. Her poetry and short fiction has been published in literary journals, anthologies, and magazines, including The Southern Review, Poet Lore, The Seattle Review, The Wisconsin Review, The Montana Review, Clapboard House, The Hollins Critic, and Kansas Quarterly. Recently, she was the Distinguished Visiting Fiction Writer for Bowling Green University’s M.F.A. program and the Louis D. Rubin, Jr. Writer-in-Residence for the M.F.A. program at Hollins University. She currently teaches in Fairfield University’s M.F.A. program, as well as at Clark University.