New Fairy Tale Architecture

Along with her brother, Andrew Bernheimer, Kate has curated three new installments to the ongoing Fairy Tale Architecture series at Places. Bernheimer Architecture was paired with the Taoist story “The Butterfly Dream”; Mary English and Xavier Vendrell with Antonio Robles’ variation on Little Red Riding Hood “Caperucita Encarnada pasó un susto … y luego ¡nada!“; and LTL Architects with a Slavic tale called “The Death of Koschei the Deathless.”

New Short Story

“The White Fox” appears in Spacecraft, a journal Kate has admired for a long time.

The Writer Magazine

Kate was interviewed, along with Aimee Bender, Kellie Wells, and others, for an article called “Writing Magical Realism: The Ultimate Guide,” which appeared in The Writer Magazine. You can read it here.

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.

1/22/15: University of Arizona Poetry Center

Along with the phenomenal author Ander Monson, Kate will be reading at the University of Arizona Poetry Center on January 22, 2015, 7 p.m. Ander will be handing out a limited edition card from his cool new book “Letter to a Future Lover” to the first 250 audience members to arrive at the reading, so come early!

“Most likely to replace The Brothers Grimm”

How a Mother Weaned Her Girl from Fairy Tales has just been listed as an Honorable Mention on Time Out New York’s list of “The 10 Best Books of 2014″ – with probably the best caption an author could dream of: “Most likely to replace The Brothers Grimm.”

The Punk’s Bride

Just in time for Halloween, Kate has published a brand new short story for The Masters Review‘s “Scary Stories” month. You can read “The Punk’s Bride” here. Kate’s story is based on the awesome Brothers Grimm tale “The Hare’s Bride.” In her author comment Kate says, “Fiction is my way of doing punk rock: I can’t sing so I do fairy tales—generally weird, sad, and violent ones.” (The Masters Review also just gave How a Mother Weaned Her Girl from Fairy Tales a great review.)

The New York Times

In the opening paragraph of a review for The New York Times (of Jean Thompson’s The Witch: And Other Tales Retold), author and critic Laura Miller refers to Kate’s body of work in a beautiful context: “The practice of retelling fairy tales in the form of literary fiction is, if not quite hallowed, certainly established. The great Angela Carter’s revelatory 1979 story collection, The Bloody Chamber — a brocaded work of heady sensuality, intelligence and violence — remains the benchmark, but Kate Bernheimer’s Fairy Tale Review and the several excellent Bernheimer-edited anthologies spun off from it carry the standard forward.” You can read Miller’s review here.

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