Karen Bell

Karen Bell's work has been shortlisted for Room's Creative Nonfiction Prize and is the recipient of Crab Orchard Review’s John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize. Her work explores healing from trauma and rural queer culture.


Prof. Iris Rampling, Director of the academic center and my boss, was on her way home, monochrome in head-to-toe black, bag over her shoulder, perfectly straightened bob of white hair fluttering. She asked me with the efficiency of a woman who is late for her evening gin and tonic if I was uncomfortable by Anthony's attention.