DawnaKemper’s stories have appeared in The Kenyon Review, Colorado Review, The Idaho Review, The Florida Review, Quarterly West, Santa Monica Review,Shenandoah, The Collagist, ZYZZYVA, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Austin Review, and elsewhere. Her stories also have been Pushcart-nominated, twice listed as “Notable” in The Best American Nonrequired Reading (in 2009 and 2013), and finalists for the Bevel Summers Short-Short Story Prize. For two years, she served as a judge for the annual Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and has served as editorial assistant at the Santa Monica Review.
“If someone reads this book and ends up questioning her own beliefs, I’ll feel I’ve done my job well”: Joan Dempsey with Dawna Kemper on her debut novel, This Is How It Begins, out this week from She Writes Press.
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