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Caroline Patterson

Caroline Patterson grew up in Missoula, Montana, in the four-square Prairie-style house built by her great-grandfather in 1906 after he won a case against the Great Northern Railway. She lives there today with her husband and her two college-aged children. In 2006, she published the anthology Montana Women Writers: A Geography of the Heart, which won a Willa Award. Her work will appear in upcoming anthologies including Montana Noir (Akashic Books, 2017) and Bright Bones: Innovative Montana Writing (Open Country Press, 2017), and she has published fiction in periodicals including Alaska Quarterly Review, Epoch, Salamander, Southwest Review, and Seventeen. In addition to teaching fiction at the University of Montana, she has received awards including the Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Fiction at Stanford University, Joseph Henry Jackson Prize from the San Francisco Foundation, a Vogelstein Foundation Award, as well as residencies from the Ucross Foundation and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is the executive director of the Missoula Writing Collaborative.