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Katherine Ann Davis is a writer from Wisconsin. Recent work won Gigantic Sequins‘s Flash Fiction Prize (2014), took third place in Zoetrope: All-Story‘s Short Fiction Prize (2015), was named a finalist in Cincinnati Review‘s Robert and Adele Schiff Awards (2015), and was nominated for a Pushcart by Sycamore Review (2017). Selected publications can be found here

Recently, Davis completed her first novel—about a young woman runaway who tries to reenact her brother’s past as she struggles to cope with his suicide—and she is working on a short story collection set in the Midwest. She has also begun research for a second novel, which will be a fictional account of Edmund Burke’s “lost years.”

Davis received an MFA in fiction from the University of Maryland and a PhD in English from the University of Tennessee, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of Grist Journal. Her research and teaching interests include fiction writing, form and theory of fiction, composition, contemporary literature, history of the novel, gender, beauty, and memory—especially the representation of memory as it relates to point of view and narrative time. (CV/references available upon request.)