Katherine Center

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Katherine Center.

Katherine Sherar Pannill Center (born March 4, 1972) is a contemporary American fiction author.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Center graduated from St. John's School in Houston, Texas, and from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. She won the Vassar College Fiction Prize while a student. She received her M.A. in fiction from the University of Houston, where she was the co-editor of the literary fiction magazine, Gulf Coast. Her graduate thesis, Peepshow, a collection of stories, was a finalist for the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction.

Work[edit]

Center is the author of four novels: The Bright Side of Disaster (2006),[2] Everyone is Beautiful (2009), Get Lucky (2010), and The Lost Husband (2013). Center's work is often categorized as women's fiction, chick lit and mommy lit. She describes her books as "bittersweet comic novels."

Along with Jeffrey Toobin and Douglas Brinkley, Center was one of the speakers at the 2007 Houston Chronicle Book and Author Dinner.

Her first novel was optioned by Varsity Pictures.

Center has published essays in Real Simple and the anthologies Because I Love Her, CRUSH: 26 Real-Life Tales of First Love, and My Parents Were Awesome

Center also makes video essays, one of which, a letter to her daughter about motherhood, became the very popular Defining a Movement video for the Mom 2.0 conference.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New voices: Katherine Center". USA Today. July 18, 2007. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Lanham, Franz (July 22, 2007). "Katherine Center's first book delivers". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 

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