About the Author

Ladette Randolph

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Ladette Randolph is the author of the novel A Sandhills Ballad and the short story collection This is Not the Tropics as well as the editor of two anthologies: A Different Plain and The Big Empty. She has published stories and essays in numerous literary journals. Currently the editor-in-chief of the journal Ploughshares and on the faculty at Emerson College, she was, for many years, an acquiring editor at University of Nebraska Press and prior to that the managing editor of Prairie Schooner. She is the recipient of three Nebraska Book Awards, a Rona Jaffe grant, a Pushcart Prize, a Virginia Faulkner award, and has been reprinted in Best New American Voices.... ( more )

Latest Reviews

  • 28 Mar 2013

    praise for Haven’s Wake :
    “ . . . Randolph thoughtfully contemplates individuality in a community of conformity, truth in a world of evasiveness, and honesty in a sea of hurt. With prose that vivifies the intricate patchwork of characters and captures the landscape’s simplicity, Haven’s Wake explores “the various attempts to explain the unexplainable,” including family, faith, and death.”

    —Katharine FronkBooklist
  • 28 Mar 2013

    praise for Haven’s Wake :
    “As in Marilynne Robinson’s “Gilead”-- another Midwestern novel concerned with the religious -- the pious and righteous in Randolph’s work are as complicated as the so-called apostates. -- Greg Walklin, Lincoln Journal online”

    —Greg WalklinLincoln Journal online