“…Judith Claire Mitchell understands what’s at the marrow of our funny bones, that humor lives in darkness, that our families are our curses and our blessings, that great pain can beget great love…”
–Lauren Groff, author of Fates & Furies
Judith Claire Mitchell is the author of the novels The Last Day of the War and A Reunion of Ghosts as well as short stories and essays that have appeared in literary journals such as The Missouri Review, The Sun, The Sewanee Review, and many others. A professor emerita of creative writing at the University of Wisconsin, she has received grants and fellowships from the Michener-Copernicus Society of America, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, the Wisconsin Arts Board, and Bread Loaf, among others, and her work has been the recipient of the Edna Ferber Fiction Prize and a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. She lives in Madison, WI, where she continues to write and also works as a freelance editor.
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