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Caroline Woods


About Caroline

Caroline Woods is the author of Fräulein M. (Gallery Books 2017), a debut novel about the end of the Weimar Republic as seen through the eyes of women. Fräulein M. has been released in the UK as The Cigarette Girl (HQ/HarperCollins UK) and in the Czech Republic as Slečna M. (Fragment/Albatros Media). She currently teaches creative writing at Loyola University Chicago, and she has previously taught at Boston University and the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. In 2008 she completed an MFA in Creative Writing at BU. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia, where she was a Jefferson Scholar. Her short fiction has been published in Slice Magazine (which nominated her for a Pushcart Prize), LEMON, and 236, BU Creative Writing’s Literary Journal. She has also written for Literary Hub, The Scene, and other publications. As a teenager Caroline published a book of ghost stories, Haunted Delaware (Infinity 2000), which received praise as a self-publishing success story in The Village Voice, Writer’s Digest, and other publications. She has also worked as a literary agent and high school English teacher. Caroline lives outside Chicago, Illinois with her husband and two daughters.