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James Scott earned his bachelor's degree from Middlebury College and his MFA in creative writing from Emerson College. He has received awards from the Sewanee Writers' Conference, the New York State Summer Writers Institute, the Millay Colony, the Saint Botolph Club, the Tin House Summer Writer’s Conference, Yaddo, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. 

He is the author of the novel, The Kept, from Harper and his short fiction has been short listed for the Pushcart Prize and nominated for the Best New American Voices. 

James currently lives in Providence, Rhode Island, with his wife, daughter, and dog.

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