Catherine Gammon

Fiction Writer

Pittsburgh, PA

Author's Bio

Catherine Gammon is the author of the novels Sorrow (Braddock Avenue Books, 2013) and Isabel Out of the Rain (Mercury House, 1991). Her fiction has appeared in Ploughshares, Iowa Review, Missouri Review, Kenyon Review, and New England Review, among many others. She taught on the MFA fiction faculty of the University of Pittsburgh before leaving the literary marketplace to begin residential Zen training at San Francisco Zen Center, where she was ordained a priest in 2005. She lives again in Pittsburgh.

Publications & Prizes

Sorrow (Braddock Avenue Books, 2013)
Isabel Out of the Rain (Mercury House, 1991)
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Kenyon Review
Kenyon Review Online
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Prizes won: 

Northern California Book Awards, Finalist in Fiction, Sorrow (2014) // University of Pittsburgh, Faculty of Arts and Science Summer Research Grant (1993 and 1997) //

American Antiquarian Society, Artist Fellowship (1996) // Money For Women / The Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Fiction Grant (1995) // The Kenyon Review Award for Literary Excellence in Fiction (1993) // New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, Fiction (1987 and 1991) // PEN Syndicated Fiction Project (1985) //

CAPS Fellowship (1984) // Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown Fellowship, Fiction (1977-78 and 1981-82) // SUNY Faculty Research Grant (1980) // National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Fiction (1979)



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Born in: 
Los Angeles, CA
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Los Angeles, CA
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Last update: Oct 25, 2019