Kirsten Bakis

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Kirsten Bakis (born 1967 Switzerland) is an American novelist.[1]


Bakis was raised in Westchester County, New York, and graduated from New York University in 1990. She is a recipient of a Teaching/Writing Fellowship from the University of Iowa Writer's Workshop, a grant from the Michener/Copernicus Society of America.

She has taught at Hampshire College and was a writer-in-residence at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York in 2005. She is currently living in Croton-on-Hudson, New York with her husband, their two children, and two dogs, and is at work on her second novel.

Critical reception[edit]

Lives of the Monster Dogs received mostly positive reviews. Critics praised it for its originality, while also noting some of its drawbacks as science fiction.[2]





  • "The Thief". Tin House (65). Fall 2015. 


  1. ^ Burt, Daniel S. (editor) (c. 2004). The Chronology of American Literature. Houghton Mifflin. p. 716. ISBN 0-618-16821-4. Retrieved May 16, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Kirsten Bakis." Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale, 2005. Literature Resource Center. Web. 10 June 2014.

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