Catherine Browder

Fiction Writer

Kansas City, MO 64123-1145

Author's Bio

I am an adjunct professor of creative writing at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. I serve as an Advisory Editor for New Letters magazine,where my books reviews often appear, and a presenter at the annual summer New Letters Weekend Conference.
I have also recently served as the instructor/faciliator for the Memory Project at the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, working with Holocaust survivors to write personal essays concerning their experiences before, during and after the Nazi era. They have produced a book, The Memory Project, available from MCHE.
I have also spent years teaching English as a second language, in Taiwan and Japan, and also in the USA, at refugee resettlement centers and on college campuses.
The "clash of cultures" is a recurring in my work.
My plays (including "The Mozart Project" and "The Cove" have been professioanlly produced regionally and the HotInk! New Play Festival, sponsored by the Tisch School at NYU.

Publications & Prizes

KANSAS CITY NOIR (Akashic Books, 2012)
The Broken Bridge (Stone Bridge Press, 1997)
Cafe Deux Monde (Ploughshares Solos, 2014)
Now We Can All Go Home: 3 Novellas in homage to Chekhov (BkMk Press-UMKC, 2014)
Secret Lives: Stories (Southern Methodist University Press, 2003)
The Heart: A Story (Helicon Nine Editions, 1995)
The Clay That Breathes: Stories (Milkweed Editions, 1991)
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Prizes won: 

Margot Jones Playwriting Award.
Missouri Arts Council Fiction Fellowship.
National Endowment of the Arts, Fiction Fellowship.
Story awards from Kansas Quarterly, Prairie Schooner.
Missouri Writers Guild: Best Book Award in 2004.

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Last update: Jul 14, 2016