Kate Bernheimer will join the UL English faculty as writer in residence and associate professor of English. She will be teaching a fiction workshop in the Spring.

Kate Bernheimer, Writer in Residence, English Department, University of LouisianaKate is the author of two novels, The Complete Tales of Ketzia Gold (Fiction Collective 2, 2002) and The Complete Tales of Merry Gold (Fiction Collective 2, 2006); a children’s book, The Girl in The Castle inside The Museum (Random House/Schwartz & Wade, 2008); and many works of short fiction and nonfiction. She is the editor of the literary journal Fairy Tale Review and of two anthologies, Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Women Writers Explore Their Favorite Fairy Tales (Anchor Books, 1998; expanded 2nd ed. 2002) and Brothers and Beasts: An Anthology of Men on Fairy Tales (Wayne State UP, 2007). She has several books in press—a novel, The Complete Tales of Lucy Gold (Fiction Collective 2), completing a trilogy; a collection of short stories, Horse, Flower, Bird (Coffee House Press); a graphic novel, Beautiful Nightmares (Venusdea/Soleil Productions/Marvel Comics France); a children’s book, The Lonely Book (Random House/Schwartz & Wade); and an untitled collection of contemporary fairy tales (with pieces by Aimee Bender, Kevin Brockmeier, Ben Marcus, Antonya Nelson, A. S. Byatt, Robert Coover, Michael Cunningham, Neil LaBute, Kelly Link, Rikki Ducornet, Michael Mejia, Michael Martone, Lydia Millet, Lucy Corin, Francine Prose, among others) to be published by Penguin.

Kate has an MFA from the University of Arizona and a BA from Wesleyan University. She has taught at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Simmons College, Oregon State University, Portland Northwest College, and Oklahoma State University and has been an assistant professor of English at the University of Alabama since 2005, where she received tenured this Spring.

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