2021 Petrichor Prize winner
Catherine Browder is the author of several books of short fiction: Now We Can All Go Home: Three Novellas In Homage to Chekhov; Secret Lives (winner of a Missouri Writers Guild Best Book Award); The Clay That Breathes; The Heart, a feuillet; and Café Deux Mondes, an audio book and E-Book from Ploughshares Solo (as a Kindle Single). Her award-winning stories have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies including Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, New Letters, Nimrod, Kansas Quarterly; New Stories from the Midwest 2016, Kansas City Noir, The Broken Bridge: Fiction from Ex-Patriates in Literary Japan, Exposures: Essay by Missouri Women Writers, and elsewhere. Her plays have been produced regionally and at the HotInk! New Play Festival in NYC. A recipient of fiction fellowships from the National Endowment for Arts and Missouri Arts Council, she has worked as a facilitator for the Memory Project at the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education. She taught creative writing at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and was for time an advisory editor at New Letters magazine, where her book reviews appeared. Mostly she has supported “the writing habit” by teaching English as a second language overseas and in the USA for refugees, immigrants and university students. She lives in Kansas City, MO, with her husband and their three-legged cat.
Regal House Publishing is delighted to bring you Catherine’s novel The Manning Girl, the 2021 recipient of our Petrichor Prize, in the fall of 2023.