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Becky Hagenston

Becky Hagenston is the author of four story collections: The Age of Discovery and Other Stories (Mad Creek Books, 2021), which won The Journal’s Non/Fiction Book Prize and the Mississippi Arts and Letters Award in Fiction; Scavengers (University of Alaska Press, 2016); Strange Weather (Press 53, 2010); and A Gram of Mars (Sarabande Books, 1998). Her stories have appeared in Story, Copper Nickel, Ploughshares, the Oxford American, and many other journals. Her work has been chosen for a Pushcart Prize and twice for an O. Henry Award. She is a professor of English at Mississippi State University.