Kate Reed Petty

Kate Reed Petty lives in Baltimore. Her fiction and essays have been published online by Electric Literature, American Short Fiction, Blackbird, Nat. Brut, the Los Angeles Review of Books blog, and Ambit. Her work has been supported by a Rubys Grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, a Tennessee Williams Scholarship to the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and a creative residency at Bloedel Reserve; in 2018 she was a writer-in-residence at The Mount (Edith Wharton’s home in Massachusetts). Her debut novel, True Story, is a propulsive, genre-bending novel that traces the fifteen-year fallout of a poisonous high school rumour, exploring how stories from the past can define and haunt us.

In addition to fiction, Kate’s short films have appeared on Narrative magazine and at the 2019 Maryland Film Festival. She is also co-author of the middle-grade graphic novel Chasma Knights, with artist Boya Sun, published in 2018 by First Second Books.

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