Kate Folk

Fiction Writer

San Francisco, CA

Author's Bio

Kate Folk is a fiction writer whose work has appeared in McSweeney's Quarterly, the New York Times Magazine, One Story, Gulf Coast, Conjunctions, Prairie Schooner, Granta, and Zyzzyva. She has completed a story collection, DOE EYES, and a debut novel, HOUNDSTOOTH, about artificially intelligent limbs and a clandestine service that allows people to outsource their unpleasant emotional labor. She's a 2016-19 Affiliate Artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts, and has been awarded fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, the San Francisco Writers' Grotto, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Born and raised in Iowa City, she currently lives in San Francisco and is an editor at Joyland Magazine. She was recently awarded a Stegner Fellowship in fiction and will begin the program at Stanford in fall 2019.

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Last update: Jun 04, 2019