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Kate Sweeney lives in Atlanta, GA where she writes and creates stories for public radio WABE 90.1 FM that have won her three Edward R. Murrow awards as well as a number of Associated Press awards. She has an MFA from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and her writing has appeared twice in Oxford American as well as Atlanta Magazine and New South, among other outlets. She is a curator of the popular bimonthly non-fiction reading series, True Story, which Atlanta Magazine voted a Best Literary Event of 2012. She has taught Creative Writing and English at Emory Continuing Education, Clayton State University and the University of North Carolina Wilmington. While pursuing her MFA and UNCW, she won the 2007-2008 Robert H. Byington Leadership Scholarship in Creative Writing, the 2008-2009 Lavonne Adams Award and the 2008-2009 Outstanding Thesis Award for Nonfiction.

American Afterlife

A Fascinating Look at How Customs of Mourning in America Have Evolved

By NPR Producer Kate Sweeney


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