Kim Horner

Creative Nonfiction Writer

Richardson, TX
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Author's Bio

I worked as a newspaper reporter for 21 years, including 13 years at The Dallas Morning News. My first book, Probably Someday Cancer: Genetic Risk and Preventative Mastectomy (University of North Texas Press, 2019), is about how and why I decided to have a double mastectomy to reduce my very high risk of breast cancer due to a BRCA2 mutation. 

I have a Master of Arts in literary studies from The University of Texas at Dallas and am pursuing an MFA in creative writing from The University of Arkansas at Monticello.

Publications & Prizes

Book:
Probably Someday Cancer: Genetic Risk and Preventative Mastectomy (University of North Texas Press, 2019)
Prizes won: 

Foreword INDIE Gold Award/Health, 2019; American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year, 2019; Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference Manuscript Contest, First Place, 2017.

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Margaret Atwood, Edith Wharton, Jane Austen, Toni Morrison, Barbara Kingsolver, Jesmyn Ward, Anne Lamott, Katherine Boo, Rebecca Skloot and many more.
What I'm reading now: 
Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Kansas City, MO
Missouri
Raised in: 
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Last update: Dec 01, 2020