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Marie Manilla is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Her novel, The Patron Saint of Ugly, won the Weatherford Award and was the 2021 One Book, One West Virginia Common Read.

Shrapnel received the Fred Bonnie Award for Best First Novel.

Stories in her collection, Still Life with Plums, first appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Prairie Schooner, Mississippi Review, Calyx, and other journals.

Her essays have appeared in Word Riot, Cossack Review, Under the Sun, Gargoyle, and elsewhere.

Marie lives in her hometown of Huntington, West Virginia, with her husband, Don Primerano.

Email me at manilla[at]

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