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Blair Hurley

Blair Hurley is a writer, educator, and debut novelist. Her novel, The Devoted, is about a lost young woman who falls in love with Zen Buddhism and her spiritual teacher as she embarks on her spiritual and sexual coming of age. The book was named a top pick for summer and fall 2018 by Library Journal and was longlisted for the 2018 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Her short stories have been published in Ninth Letter, The Georgia Review, West Branch, Mid-American Review, and Hayden’s Ferry Review, among others. Hurley’s work has won her the 2018 Pushcart Prize and scholarships from Bread Loaf and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. Hurley holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and MFA from New York University.

"The Best Stories Break at least One of Their Own Rules"

"My Mother Is Gone, But Her Edits Remain"

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