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Fiction Jessica Francis Kane

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No. 17

No. 17


​Jessica Francis Kane’s first novel, The Report (GraywolfPress), was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Book and a finalist for the Center for Fiction’s Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. Her second story collection, This Close (also Graywolf), will be published in 2013. She is a contributingwriter for The Morning News.


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