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- Kirsten Bakis
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Kirsten Bakis is the Swiss-born author of Lives of the Monster Dogs. Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 1997, it was named New York Times Notable Book for the year, nominated for the Orange Prize for Fiction and has won the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel. It has been translated into eight languages and made into a stage play.
Bakis was raised in Westchester County, New York and graduated from New York University in 1990. She is a recipient of a Teaching/Writing Fellowship from the University of Iowa Writer\'s Workshop, a grant from the Michener/Copernicus Society of America, and a Whiting Award.
She has taught at Hampshire College and was a writer-in-residence at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York in 2005. She is currently living in southern Vermont with her husband and son and is at work on her second novel.
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