Shirley Jackson Award Nominee & Interview

A little belatedly announcing the wonderful news that Office at Night, which Kate co-authored with Laird Hunt, was a 2015 nominee for the very cool Shirley Jackson Awards in the “Novelette” category. Office at Night is a response to Edward Hopper’s iconic painting, and was a co-commission of Walker Art Center and Coffee House Press. You can read the entire book on the Walker Art Center website (or you can buy an e-book in all the usual places one can buy e-books). Kate and Laird were interviewed about the project this summer by Tobias Carroll for his article “A Kind of Artistic Seance: The New Phase of Literary Collaborations.”

Blanton Museum of Art

Please join Kate at Blanton Museum of Art (on The University of Texas in Austin campus) Thursday, September 17, 2015, from 6:30 PM – 7:30 pm. She’s appearing in their “Perspectives” series to talk about the Natalie Frank exhibit “The Brothers Grimm.” (One of Kate’s favorite scholars, fairy-tale hero Jack Zipes, wrote the introduction to the recently published book collecting 75 of Frank’s Grimm drawings.) Admission on Thursdays is free.

Nilson Endowment Visiting Writer

Kate is honored to be traveling to Southeast Missouri State University as the Nilson Endowment Visiting Writer next week, where she will visit classes and offer a public presentation — of and about fairy tales, of course! — on Tuesday, September 15 at 7 p.m.

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