Carolyn Cooke

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Carolyn Cooke (born on Mount Desert Island, Maine) is an American short story writer and novelist.


Cooke is a graduate of Smith College and holds a Master of Fine Arts from Columbia University. She teaches in the Master of Fine Arts writing program at the California Institute of Integral Studies.

Cooke's stories have appeared in numerous publications including AGNI, New England Review, The Paris Review and Ploughshares.[1]

Her novel, Daughters of the Revolution (2011) was a finalist for the Flaherty Dunnan First Novel Prize (2011)[2] and was named one of the top ten books of the year by the San Francisco Chronicle[3] and was among the Reviewers' Favorite books of 2011 by The New Yorker magazine.

The Bostons, Cooke's first collection of short stories (2001) won the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize (2002) for a first book and was cited as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.[4][5]

She lives in Point Arena, California with her husband, poet Randall Babtkis.


  • Daughters of the Revolution. Alfred A. Knopf. 2011. ISBN 978-0-307-59473-0.
  • The Bostons. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2001. ISBN 978-0-618-01768-3.
  • What the millions want: stories, Columbia University, 1986


O. Henry Award[edit]

  • Larry Dark, ed. (September 15, 1997). Prize Stories 1997: The O. Henry Awards. Anchor. ISBN 978-0-385-48361-2.
  • Larry Dark , Andrea Barrett, eds. (September 15, 1998). Prize Stories 1998 Pen/O. Henry Prize Stories. Anchor. ISBN 978-0-385-48958-4.CS1 maint: Uses editors parameter (link)

Best American Short Stories[edit]

  • The Best American Short Stories 1997
  • Sue Miller, Katrina Kenison, eds. (October 15, 2002). The Best American Short Stories 2002. Mariner Books. ISBN 978-0-618-13173-0.CS1 maint: Uses editors parameter (link)
  • Walter Mosley, Katrina Kenison, eds. (2003). The Best American Short Stories 2003. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 978-0-618-19733-0.CS1 maint: Uses editors parameter (link)
  • Michael Chabon, Katrina Kenison, eds. (October 5, 2005). The Best American Short Stories 2005. Mariner Books. ISBN 978-0-618-42705-5.CS1 maint: Uses editors parameter (link)


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  2. ^ "Center for Fiction Announces First Novel Finalists". Poets & Writers. Retrieved 24 November 2012.
  3. ^ Susanna, Sonnenberg (June 4, 2011). "Daughters of the Revolution". Daughters of the Revolution. SF Chronicle. Retrieved 24 November 2012.
  4. ^ Book Review; A Fierce Portrait of Northeast Painted by Troubled Characters, Los Angeles Times July 5, 2001
  5. ^ Sensitive, evocative stories spend a summer on Maine's shores, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel July 10, 2001

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