Kate Christensen

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Kate Christensen (born August 22, 1962) is an American novelist. She won the 2008 PEN/Faulkner Award for her fourth novel, The Great Man, about a painter and the three women in his life. Her previous novels are In the Drink (1999), Jeremy Thrane (2001), and The Epicure's Lament: A Novel (2004). Her fifth novel, Trouble: A Novel (2009), was released in paperback by Vintage/Anchor in June 2010. Her sixth novel, The Astral: A Novel, was published in hardcover by Doubleday in June 2011. She is also the author of two food-related memoirs, Blue Plate Special (Doubleday, 2013) and How To Cook A Moose: A Culinary Memoir (Islandport Press, 2015).

She is a graduate of Reed College and the Iowa Writers Workshop. Her essays, articles, reviews, and stories have appeared in many anthologies and periodicals, most recently[when?] The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, Elle, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Food & Wine, Cherrybombe, and the Jewish Daily Forward.

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