Katie Kitamura was born in 1979 and brought up in California and Japan. She now lives between London and New York. She was educated at Princeton University (A.B.) and University of London (MRes, PhD), and is currently a Honorary Research Fellow at the London Consortium. She has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times, Guardian, Wired and Frieze; her first book, JAPANESE FOR TRAVELLERS, was published in 2006 by Hamish Hamilton.
She served as Creative Consultant on The Pervert’s Guide To Cinema (2006), a three part documentary series commissioned by Channel 4 Television and featuring philosopher and psychoanalyst Slavoj Zizek. Her first novel, THE LONGSHOT, was published in 2009 by Simon & Schuster and Free Press. It was a finalist for the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award, and is currently being developed into a feature film by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights, The Kingdom, Hancock). Her most recent novel GONE TO THE FOREST was published by Clerkenwell Press in the UK and Free Press in the US.
Hemingway’s returned to life – and this time, he’s a woman
– Tom McCarthy
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