Deborah E. Kennedy grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the youngest of three children. She has worked as a reporter, editor, baseball coach, ice cream scooper, cookie packer, and English teacher. Her short stories have appeared in Third Coast magazine, Sou’wester, and North American Review, and she’s contributed pieces to Salon, The Establishment, The Hairpin, The Oregonian, and Willamette Week, among others. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she now lives in Portland, Oregon. Her debut novel, Tornado Weather, came out with Flatiron Books in July.
Paving Paradise: The Beauty and Terror of Nicola Lagioia’s “Ferocity”
Deborah E. Kennedy reviews Nicola Lagioia's Strega Prize–winning novel "Ferocity."...