I heard from a stranger that the Pushcart folks had given my short story about killer killer whales, “Pods,” a Special Mention in the The Pushcart Prize XLI anthology. Turns out the rumors are true — see the photographic evidence provided by my mom! (I’m listed under my old name, which is how the story … More Pushcart Prize Special Mention
FAMOUS MEN WHO NEVER LIVED, my debut novel, will be published next year. It’s literary sci-fi/alternate history that explores New York City, immigration issues, and how people deal with loss. (I’ll tag this post with one of my favorite disorienting NYC pictures.) I’m delighted to be working with Tin House Books to bring this book … More The near future Near Future
I got married so I changed my name! (Did you know this is a complicated and ridiculous process? It is!) I don’t mean to confuse anybody. My parents gave me a perfectly good last name, and I’m still pretty fond of it. I published my first stories as K Brattin, and I won a fellowship … More Identity crisis
My music-and-obsession story “The Beard” will be published in a future issue of OPOSSUM. They do three music-themed online issues per year, plus a print edition that comes with a 7″ record! Pretty dope.
I’m now represented by Stacia Decker of Dunow, Carlson and Lerner.