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Indiana Authors Awards Honoree

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Sarah Gerkensmeyer

2017 Emerging Finalist

Sarah Gerkensmeyer’s story collection, What You Are Now Enjoying, was selected as winner of the Autumn House Press Fiction Prize, longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and chosen as winner of Late Night Library’s Debut-litzer Prize.

Gerkensmeyer’s stories and poetry have appeared in American Short Fiction, Guernica, The Massachusetts Review, Hobart, and Cream City Review, among others. Her story “Ramona” was featured in a Huffington Post piece on flash fiction and also chosen for the 2014 Best of the Net Anthology. Gerkensmeyer was a Pen Parentis Fellow and a Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellow. She received her MFA in fiction from Cornell University and now lives with her family in Indiana. More information at