Karen Russell

Lance Cleland

Karen Russell is the author Orange World, Vampires in the Lemon Grove, Swamplandia!, and St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves, as well as the illustrated novella Sleep Donation. In February 2023, The Night Falls, an evening length work of dance theater developed by librettist and lyricist Karen Russell, the composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone, and the choreographer Troy Schumacher, premiered at Peak Performances. Karen was born and raised in Miami, Florida, and now lives with her husband, son, and daughter in Portland, Oregon.