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Karen Dukess

October 19, Copley Square
Before Karen Dukess became an author, she was a tour guide in the former Soviet Union, a newspaper reporter in Florida, a magazine publisher in Russia, and a speechwriter on gender equality for the United Nations Development Programme. She has also blogged for the Huffington Post and written book reviews for USA Today. Dukess earned a degree in Russian studies from Brown University, as well as a master’s in journalism from Columbia University. Her debut novel, The Last Book Party, has been named a “Best Beach Read of 2019” by both O Magazine and the New York Post.