The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

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Carol Test

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Fellow 2021

About Carol Test

CAROL TEST holds an MFA from the University of Arizona, where she served as former editor-in-chief of Sonora Review. Her fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart prize, two Glimmer-Train Short Story Awards for New Writers, and The Flannery O’Connor Award.

She lives in Phoenix, where she is at work on a collage memoir exploring how artifacts, images, and language hoarded in families reveal—and hold the potential to heal—generational trauma.

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