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Knafo Ruth Setton

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Born in Morocco and raised in the United States, Ruth Knafo Setton is the author of ZIGZAG GIRL, a mystery novel about a female magician, set in Atlantic City. Her debut crime novel, it will be published by Black Spring Press in September 2024 as part of their new crime series endorsed by Luca Veste.  ZIGZAG GIRL won the Grand Prize in ScreenCraft’s Cinematic Book Contest, First Prize in the Daphne du Maurier Foundation Awards, and was a Finalist for Killer Nashville’s Claymore Awards. Her award-winning stories and essays have appeared in many journals and anthologies, and her screenplays have received honors from Sundance Screenwriters’ Lab, Austin Film Festival, and Page International Screenwriting Awards.  She is working on a new novel.

Other Awards

Grand Prize, ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Contest

First Prize Daphne du Maurier Foundation Awards

Top Finalist, ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition

First Prize, Cutthroat, Rick de Marinis Prize for Short Fiction

First Runner-up, Nimrod, Katherine Anne Porter Short Story Award

First Runner-up, Short Story of the Year, The Saturday Evening Post

Finalist, Stowe Story Labs

Residency Fellowships: Yaddo, MacDowell, Hedgebrook, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

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