Kate Moses

2012 Lannan Literary Fellowship for Fiction

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Kate Moses is the author of the internationally acclaimed Wintering: A Novel of Sylvia Plath, published in thirteen languages. Her memoir, Cakewalk, is described as “a wise, loving tribute to life in all its sweetness as well as its bitterness and, ultimately, a recipe for forgiveness.” In the book, each tale of her coming-of-age is presented with a recipe from her lifetime of confectionery obsession. As a senior editor and staff writer for Salon, Kate co-founded Salon’s award-winning daily feature “Mothers Who Think” and co-edited, with Camille Peri, two popular anthologies of essays on motherhood, Because I Said So: 33 Mothers Write about Children, Sex, Men, Aging, Faith, Race & Themselves and the national bestselling, American Book Award-winning Mothers Who Think: Tales of Real-Life Parenthood. Kate is a native of San Francisco, where she currently is completing her next novel and working on her MFA at San Francisco State University. She is the recipient of a 2012 Lannan Literary Fellowship.

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