KATHRYN MA is the author of the widely praised novel The Year She Left Us (Harper, 2014), which was named a New York Times Editor’s Choice and an NPR “Great Read” of the year. A starred Publishers Weekly review called the book, “a sweeping success…a standout…a family saga of insight, regret and pathos…not to be missed.” Jennifer Egan deemed it, “the arrival of a fierce, subtle new American voice,” and, in the New York Times, Mona Simpson called it “haunting” with main characters who are “shimmering and unforgettable.” Kathryn’s short story collection, All That Work and Still No Boys, won the Iowa Short Fiction Award, and was named a San Francisco Chronicle Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Discoveries Book. She also won the David Nathan Meyerson Prize for Fiction in 2008 and has twice had the honor of being named a San Francisco Public Library Laureate.

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