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Kevin Grauke

Kevin Grauke was born and raised in Texas. His first collection of stories, Shadows of Men (Queen's Ferry Press), was awarded the Texas Institute of Letters Steven Turner Award for Best Work of First Fiction published in 2012. His stories have appeared in such journals as The Southern Review, Fiction, Five Chapters, Hayden's Ferry Review, Story Quarterly, and Quarterly West. A graduate of both Texas State University's MFA program and SUNY Buffalo's PhD program in English, he now lives with his wife and two children in Philadelphia, where he teaches at La Salle University. "The Little Pink House" comes from a work-in-progress, a collection of linked stories set in the fictional West Texas town of Yonder. For more information about Kevin, please visit his website, www.kevingrauke.com.