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Andrea Barrett, an award winning writer who teaches in the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers, has been named the winner of the Rea Award for the Short Story, which carries a $30,000 prize.

Barrett is the author of three short story collections and six novels. Her story collection, “Ship Fever,” was the winner of the 1996 National Book Award, while “Servants of the Map” was a finalist for the 2003 Pulitzer Prize.

Barrett has won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. In 2001, she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship, commonly known as a genius grant.

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