Meet The Writers - Katharine Weber

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Katharine Weber is the author of six novels (Still Life With Monkey, True Confections, Triangle, The Little Women, The Music Lesson, Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear) and a memoir (The Memory of All That: George Gershwin, Kay Swift, and My Family’s Legacy of Infidelities). She has held the Richard L. Thomas Chair in Creative Writing at Kenyon College for the past six years, and previously taught creative writing at Yale University (for eight years), Goucher College, Connecticut College, and over four summers in the Paris Writers Workshop. For six years she served as a fiction thesis advisor and evaluator for the MFA program at Columbia University’s School of the Arts.

In 1996, Katharine was named one of Granta Magazine's “50 Best Young American Novelists.” Her novels have been named New York Times Notable Books three times, have twice been longlisted for the Impac Dublin Literary Award, twice shortlisted for the John Gardner Fiction Book Award, twice shortlisted for the Paterson Fiction Prize, and twice shortlisted for the Connecticut Book Award, which she won in 2007. Her novels have been translated and published in 16 languages. In addition to numerous stories and essays published in anthologies, her short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Story, Boulevard Magenta, Connecticut Review, Gargoyle, Five Chapters, and Southwest Review, among other publications. Her short story “Sleeping,” widely anthologized, has been adapted into a prize-winning short film. Her book reviews, essays, and journalism have appeared in publications including The New York Times Book Review, The Los Angeles Times Book Review, The Chicago Tribune, The New Yorker, The Boston Globe, The London Review of Books, The Washington Post, Salon.com, The New York Times, New Leader, American Imago, and Architectural Digest.

Katharine is an Editor at Large for the Kenyon Review, and is on the Editorial Advisory Board of the psychoanalytic journal American Imago. She has served on the board of the National Book Critics Circle, is a member of PEN and The Authors Guild, and is an associate fellow of Hopper College at Yale University.

Photo Credit: Corbin Gurkin