Kat Howard

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Kat Howard is an American author and editor. Her stories have been published in the anthologies Stories (edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio), and Oz Reimagined (based on L. Frank Baum's characters). She is also a contributor to magazines such as Lightspeed, Subterranean, Uncanny Magazine and Apex.[1][2]


Novels and novellas[edit]

  • The End of the Sentence (Subterranean Press, 2014), co-written with Maria Dahvana Headley, "a fairytale of ghosts and guilt, literary horror blended with the visuals of Jean Cocteau, failed executions, shapeshifting goblins, and magical blacksmithery."[3]
  • Roses and Rot (S&S/Saga, 2016)[4]
  • An Unkindness of Magicians (Saga, 2017)[5][6][7]

Selected short stories[edit]


In addition to several World Fantasy Award nominations, her work has received the following awards and recognitions:

  • NPR Best Book of 2014: The End of the Sentence, co-written with Maria Dahvana Headley[8]
  • Locus Award for Best First Novel finalist: Roses and Rot
  • NPR Best Book of 2017: An Unkindness of Magicians
  • Alex Award, 2018: An Unkindness of Magicians


  1. ^ Kat Howard – Instructor. LitReactor
  2. ^ A conversation with Kat Howard. The Rejectionist
  3. ^ "THE END OF THE SENTENCE". www.subterraneanpress.com. Subterranean Press. Archived from the original on February 16, 2015. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
  4. ^ Best Summer Books 2016. Publisher's Weekly
  5. ^ Revealing Kat Howard’s An Unkindness of Magicians
  6. ^ Roses and Rot by Kat Howard. Fantastic Fiction
  7. ^ Roses and Rot. Publisher's Weekly
  8. ^ "Best Books of 2014". www.npr.org. National Public Radio. Retrieved February 16, 2015.

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