Kate Moses

Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Westport, NY

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Cakewalk: A Memoir (Dial Press, 2010)
Because I Said So: 33 Mothers Write About Children, Sex, Men, Aging, Faith, Race & Themselves (HarperCollins Publishers, 2005)
Mothers Who Think: Tales of Real-Life Parenthood (Villard Books, 1999)


Wintering: A Novel of Sylvia Plath (St. Martin's Press, 2003)
Prizes won: 
  • Doctor of Fine Arts, honoris causa, University of the Pacific, 2015  
  • Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Sabbatical, State Univeristy of New York  
  • Writer in Residence, St. Catherine University, St. Paul MN, 2013  
  • President's Distinguished Achievement Award for Academic Excellence, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, San Francisco State University, 2013  
  • Diane Middlebrook Memorial Fellowship, Djerassi Foundation, 2013  
  • Lannan Literary Fellowship for Fiction, Lannan Foundation, 2012-14 
  • Finalist, Northern California Book Award, 2011 
  • Prix des Lectrices de Elle, Elle Magazine France, 2005 
  • Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, 2003 
  • Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, 2003 
  • Everett Helm Research Fellowship, Indiana University, 2001 
  • American Book Award, 2000  
  • Residencies: Hedgebrook, Lighthouse Works, Karuna, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, MacDowell Colony, Headlands Center for the Arts




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Last update: Jan 26, 2021