I write Short Stories, Novels, Creative Nonfiction, Memoir.
Originally from Wooster, Ohio, I currently live in New York, NY. I am also a parent.

Author’s Bio

Kara has spent most of her adult life in New York City, but has also felt at home (if not always made a home) in Moscow, Prague, London, Paris, Nice, and Warsaw. It would be nice to be more than one place at once. No matter the physical location, you can
find her online at karakrauze.com, writing about memory and other subjects interlocked with memory (hers or others), when she should be finishing edits on her novel, COUNTRIES OF LOST THINGS.

Publications and Prizes


“Sarajevo Calling” (in Quarterly West) “My Father’s Guns” (in Center: A Literary Journal of the Arts)


Semi-Finalist,”Novel-in-Progress,” 2010 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition.
Semi-Finalist (COUNTRIES OF LOST THINGS – novel) and Short-List (EXIT WOUND – memoir), “Novel and Narrative Non-Fiction,” 2012 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition.
Top 25, Glimmer Train’s February 2012 Short Story Award for New Writers (“Moscow When I Was Young”).

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