Leopoldine Core

Honoree, 2017 5 Under 35

Leopoldine Core was born and raised in New York’s East Village and graduated from Hunter College. She is the author of the poetry collection Veronica Bench and the story collection When Watched, which was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award.
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When Watched: Stories

When Watched by Leopoldine Core
ISBN 9780143128694 Penguin Books / Penguin Random House

Refreshing, witty, and absolutely close to the heart, Core's twenty stories, set in and around New York City, have an other-worldly quality along with a deep seriousness—even a moral seriousness. More about this book >

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Leopoldine Core

Leopoldine Core was born and raised in New York’s East Village and graduated from Hunter College. She is the author of the poetry collection Veronica Bench and the story collection When Watched, which was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her fiction and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in Joyland, Open City, PEN AmericaApology Magazine and The Best American Short Stories, among others. She is the recipient of a Whiting Award for fiction, as well as fellowships from The Center for Fiction and The Fine Arts Work Center. She lives in New York.

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