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Seton Hall University

Cara Blue Adams, MFA

Associate Professor and Director of Poetry-in-the-Round
Department of English

Cara Blue Adams is the author of the interlinked story collection You Never Get It Back (University of Iowa Press, 2021), which was awarded the John Simmons Short Fiction Prize, judged by Brandon Taylor, who calls it "a modern classic." It was named a New York Times Editors’ Choice, shortlisted for the Mary McCarthy Prize, and longlisted for the Story Prize. Over twenty-five of her stories appear in literary magazines, including Granta, The Kenyon Review, and Narrative. Her stories have been awarded the Kenyon Review Short Fiction Prize, the Missouri Review Peden Prize, and the Meringoff Prize, along with twice being named Pushcart Prize Notables. Cara is also the recipient of a 2018 Center for Fiction Emerging Writer Fellowship, together with support from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the New York State Council on the Arts, and elsewhere. Her nonfiction appears or is forthcoming in The New Yorker, Bookforum, The Believer, and The Little Magazine in Contemporary America (University of Chicago Press, 2015). Before joining the faculty at Seton Hall, she served as co-editor of The Southern Review.