Carol Dunbar's fiction has been published in The South Carolina Review, Midwestern Gothic, Midwest Review, and elsewhere. Her essays about living off the grid air on Wisconsin Public Radio and one of those stories was televised by WPR as an animated short. She was the recipient of the 2018 Hal Prize for Fiction and a Write On, Door County residency. Her first novel, The Net Beneath Us, was a finalist for The Dana Award and is currently being optioned for publication. 



Carol attended Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and the University of Minnesota, Duluth, where she earned a BFA in theatre. She went on to study opera, earning her performance and music theory certificates from The Royal Schools of Music and Trinity College, examination boards based in London, England. 



As the daughter of a naval officer, Carol was born in Agana Heights, Guam. She currently works as a ghostwriter and resides in the woods of northern Wisconsin with her artist husband, two kids, and a giant Alaskan malamute. 


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Carol is represented by Abby Saul of The Lark Group.