Karen Guzman is a fiction writer and essayist. Her new novel, Arborview, will be published in 2021 by The Wild Rose Press. Her debut, Homing Instincts, was published by Fiction Attic Press in 2014. Karen’s short fiction has appeared in a number of literary magazines, and her story collection, Pilgrims, was a finalist for the St. Lawrence Book Award.
Karen is a regular contributor to the Collegeville Institute’s Bearings Online magazine. She is the recipient of a 2021 writing fellowship at the Collegeville Institute.
Karen has also worked as a journalist at the Hartford Courant in Hartford, Connecticut, and at the News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is presently a writer at the Yale School of Management. She co-founded the blog WriteDespite.org.
Karen has an MFA degree from George Mason University, where she studied with Susan Richards Shreve and Richard Bausch. She also holds a journalism degree from Boston University. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and son and assorted four-legged creatures.