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February 16, 1973 |
New York, New York
|Occupation||Novelist, Short Story Author|
|Nationality||United States (Romani-American)|
|Genres||Science Fiction, Fantasy|
Caren Gussoff (born February 16, 1973) is an American author of Romany and mixed heritages. She writes both literary fiction and speculative fiction novels and short stories. She currently lives in Seattle, Washington.
Caren Gussoff was born in New York, New York and attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Clarion West. At Clarion West in 2008, she was awarded The Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship by the Carl Brandon Society.
Upon publication of her first novel, Homecoming (Serpent's Tail, 2000), Gussoff was nominated as a Village Voice "Writer on the Verge." Her second book, The Wave And Other Stories contained a novella influenced by Virginia Woolf's The Waves.
Gussoff is lesser-known for being a Neo-Burlesque performer. From 2000 - 2005, she combined science fiction and comedy performing with the stage name, "Betty Rage."
- Homecoming (2000)
Short Story/Novella Collections
- The Wave And Other Stories (2003)
- Strictly Casual (2003)
- Inappropriate Random: Stories on Sex and Love (2003)
- Writing Fiction: The Practical Guide from New York's Acclaimed Creative Writing School (from the Gotham Writers Workshop, 2003)
- Tied in Knots: Funny Stories from the Wedding Day (2006)
- Fucking Daphne: Mostly True Stories and Fictions (2008)
- Caren Gussoff's homepage
- 2004 interview in Seattle Times
- Popmatters review of The Wave And Other Stories
- Seattle Times review of The Wave And Other Stories
- Serpent's Tail profile of Caren Gussoff