Speakers

Lilah Katcher

Tripping the Tale Fantastic: Weird Fiction by Deaf and Hard of Hearing Writers

Lilah Katcher, co-author of Tripping the Light Fantastic, is an MFA student at American University. Her work has also appeared in Under a Shared Umbrella: Tales of Synchronicity and Happenstance.

Genre: Fiction

Annabelle Kim

Tiger Pelt

Annabelle Kim, author of Tiger Pelt, was shortlisted by the Center for Fiction for the 2017 First Novel Prize. Her short fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She lives in New Jersey.

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Tal M. Klein

The Punch Escrow

Tal M. Klein, author of The Punch Escrow, was born in Israel, grew up in New York, and currently lives in Detroit. The Punch Escrow won the Geek & Sundry Hard Science Fiction award, and has received starred reviews from Kirkus, Library Journal, and Foreword.

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Lisa Ko

The Leavers

Lisa Ko, author of The Leavers, has been published in Best American Short Stories 2016, Apogee Journal, Narrative, Copper Nickel, and elsewhere. She has been awarded fellowships and residencies from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the MacDowell Colony, among others.

As a selection for the 2018 Festival’s Pop-Up Book Club, this author’s book has a discussion guide available HERE.

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Linda Kobert

Linda Kobert is a local writer and educator. She currently serves as editor of the UVA medical humanities journal Hospital Drive. Her poetry and prose have appeared in The American Journal of Nursing, Lunch Ticket, Pulse, and elsewhere. She teaches writing classes at local public libraries.

Genre: Fiction

Elizabeth Kostova

The Shadow Land

Elizabeth Kostova, author of The Shadow Land, graduated from Yale and holds an MFA from the University of Michigan, where she won the Hopwood Award for the Novel-in-Progress. She is also the author of The Historian and The Swan Thieves.

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