Katherine Faw

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Katherine Faw is from North Carolina. Her debut novel, Young God, was long-listed for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize and named a best book of the year by The Times Literary Supplement, The Houston Chronicle, BuzzFeed, and more. Ultraluminous, a novel, is forthcoming in 2017. She lives in Brooklyn.


Cover Photo: details from cover of The Neopolitan Novels
Elena Ferrante and Me: An Irrational Essay

“I felt betrayed. Not because she was no longer anonymous; I had never cared about that. But because she is not Elena.”

Nov 18, 2016
Cover Photo: Sarah Charlesworth, detail from Unidentified Man, Ontani Hotel, Los Angeles 1980
Don’t Smoke in Bed

“As a personality the main thing is that I am determined. In June 2001 I was determined to commit suicide.”

Sep 09, 2015