Carmen Acevedo Butcher
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Carmen Acevedo Butcher

Carmen's revolutionary translation of Brother Lawrence's Practice of the Presence is out in August 2022, available for pre-order now. Award-winning author Carmen Acevedo Butcher has a Ph.D. in Medieval Studies. She's a lecturer in the College Writing Programs at the University of California, Berkeley. Her Cloud of Unknowing with the Book of Privy Counsel received a 46th Georgia Author of the Year Award. It's also published in the 2018 Shambhala Pocket Series as well as an Audible book read by James Patrick Cronin. Carnegie Professor of the Year for Georgia and recipient of the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship at Shorter College, Carmen also taught graduate and undergraduate students as a Fulbright Senior Lecturer for a year at Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea. She researched medieval and Old English literature under the direction of Dr. John Algeo at The University of Georgia, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, and she studied at The University of London as a Fulbright Scholar and at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg as a Rotary International Graduate Scholar. She has published numerous books and articles in medieval studies and linguistics with Cambridge University Press, Mercer University Press, Cengage Learning / Wadsworth, Shambala Publications, Paraclete Press, and others. Frequently asked to speak at universities, colleges, and community venues, she has also served as a commentator for Georgia Public Broadcasting (97.7 FM) and was interviewed with her UC Berkeley students by BBC World Services for The Compass "The Future of English." Her husband, Sean, and she met in London during the first Fulbright grant. Her website is www.carmenbutcher.com.
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