Kirsten Imani Kasai

Fiction Writer

San Diego, CA

Author's Bio

Kirsten Imani Kasai, MFA, is the author of three novels: The House of Erzulie (2018, Shade Mountain Press), Ice Song and Tattoo (2009 and 2001, Random House), poetry, short fiction, and essays.  As a writer and artist, her goals are to redefine prevalent cultural images of women and motherhood; to question the nature of gender roles; to establish a feminine vision of the future not rooted in technological alienation and destruction; and, of course, to write killer stories that satisfy the human lust for action, sex, love, violence and intrigue. She's also available for developmental editing, fiction/book coaching gigs, speaking engagements, workshops, lectures and teaching presentations about craft and the writing life.

Literary agent: 
Christina Morgan of Serendipity Literary Agency

Publications & Prizes

The House of Erzulie (Shade Mountain Press, 2018)
Tattoo (Random House, 2011)
Ice Song (Random House, 2009)
Prizes won: 

2014, Library Research Award, Antioch University Los Angeles—“Redefining Utopia: How Feminist Utopian Literature Can Serve as a Model for Creating Workable Futures”

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Angela Carter

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African American, Feminist, Irish American, LGBTQ, Mixed-Race
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Last update: Oct 12, 2020