Works

2015

Reflections from Istanbul: Into the World

2015

Why I Choose to Remember My 50th Blood-Bath of a Birthday Instead of Trying to Forget It

Awards and Recognition

  • 2015 New Millennium Writings Nonfiction Award for 'Reflections from Istanbul," excerpt from my childhood memoir INTO THE WORLD, about my experiences traveling the world in the tumultuous 1960s with my fundamentalist Christian family. This excerpt is about escaping out of Egypt right before the 6-Day War. I relate these experiences to what is happening in the world today and show how no matter what religion, fundamentalism is dangerous.
  • 2015 Pooled Ink editor's pick for my essay 'Why I Choose to Remember My 50th Blood-Bath of a Birthday Instead of Trying to Forget It.' Because I love teenagers and have worked with incarcerated youth for many years, the night of my 50th birthday found me convincing a young man with seven stab wounds to go to the hospital before he died. I remember another birthday, of a girl who was sentences to twenty-five years to life on her eighteenth birthday and I stood in the courtroom supporting her. That was twenty years ago and she is now about to be released.
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Karen Hunt

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Woodland Hills, CA

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Category

Fiction & Literature, Horror / Thriller, Mystery & Crime, Children, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Teens, General Non-Fiction, Essays

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