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Ladette Randolph is the author of four books: two novels: Haven’s Wake and A Sandhills Ballad, a short story collection, This is Not the Tropics, and a memoir (forthcoming in Fall 2014). In addition, she is the editor of three anthologies: A Different Plain, The Big Empty, and Omnibus I: Ploughshares Solos.

Currently the editor-in-chief of the journal Ploughshares and on the faculty at Emerson College, she was, for many years, an acquiring editor at University of Nebraska Press and prior to that the managing editor of Prairie Schooner. She is the recipient of four Nebraska Book Awards, a Rona Jaffe grant, a Pushcart Prize, a Virginia Faulkner award, and has been reprinted in Best New American Voices. She is co-owner of the manuscript consulting firm Randolph Lundine (www.randolphlundine.com).

A long-time Nebraskan, Ladette spent her childhood in the same part of west-central Nebraska where her family lived for five generations. She now lives in Boston with her husband, Noel Eicher.