Kailee Pedersen

Kailee Pedersen was adopted from Nanning in 1996 and grew up in Nebraska. She graduated from Columbia University in 2017 with a B.A. in Classics, specializing in Ancient Greek. 

In 2015, she received an Individual Artist Fellowship in Nonfiction from the Nebraska Arts Council. She is a two-time honorable mention for the Otherwise Fellowship. Other awards include first place in New South’s 2017 Prose Contest, the Davidson Fellowship in Literature, a 2017 nomination for the Best of the Net anthology, two Pushcart nominations, and the Oscar Wilde Award.

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  • Sacrificial Animals

    20 Aug 2024

    When their father calls them to tell them he is dying, Nick and Joshua rush back to their Nebraskan childhood …