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ABOUT the author
Karolina Waclawiak is the author of the critically acclaimed novels How to Get Into the Twin Palms and THE INVADERS. AWOL, a feature she co-wrote with Deb Shoval, premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. Formerly an editor at the Believer, she is now the Executive Editor, Culture at BuzzFeed News. Karolina received her BFA in Screenwriting from USC and her MFA in Fiction from Columbia University. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, VQR, the Believer, Hazlitt, and other publications.
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How To Get Into the Twin Palms
"Waclawiak's novel reinvents the immigration story. How to Get Into the Twin Palms movingly portrays a protagonist intent on both creating and destroying herself, on burning brightly even as she goes up in smoke."
—New York Times Book Review, Editors' Choice
Q&A with Karolina Waclawiak | 7/8/2011
We dig into Karolina's debut novel, Los Angeles as a character, bingo, and more!
ArtsBeat New York Times Blog interview with Karolina Waclawiak | 7/25/2012
L.A. Story: Karolina Waclawiak Talks About Her First Novel!
Writer's Digest interview with Karolina Waclawiak | 10/5/2013
Read about Karolina's learning experiences, her advice for writers trying to break in, and more!
Otherppl Podcast with Brad Listi — interview with Karolina Waclawiak | 12/11/2013
Listen to Karolina speak to Brad Listi about her debut novel.
Karolina Waclawiak at the Franklin Park Reading Series | 2/11/2013