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Bonnie Proudfoot has published fiction and poetry in the Gettysburg Review, Kestrel, Quarter After Eight, the New Ohio Review, and other journals. Her first novel, Goshen Road, (Swallow Press, 2020) was selected by the Women’s National Book Association for Great Group Reads for 2020. It was Long-listed for the 2021 PEN/ Hemingway Award for debut fiction, and in 2022 it received the WCONA Book of the Year Award. Her poetry chapbook, Household Gods, was published by Sheila-Na-Gig Editions in 2022. She lives in Athens, Ohio, and in her spare time she creates glass art and plays blues harmonica. To find out more about Bonnie, visit