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 to readers!
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 as her.
But, personally and professionally, I’m stoked to be K Chess now.
Read my book!
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.