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Kate Folk

Kate Folk is a writer whose fiction and essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Prairie Schooner, One Story, Granta, and many other publications. She has completed a story collection, Doe Eyes, and is currently at work on a novel about artificially intelligent limbs and a clandestine service that allows people to outsource their unpleasant emotional labor. She is represented by Emma Patterson at Brandt & Hochman; for film and television, she is represented by Will Watkins and Lia Chan at ICM Partners.

Kate holds an MFA from the University of San Francisco and a BA from the Gallatin School at New York University. She's a 2016-19 Affiliate Artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts, and has been awarded fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, the San Francisco Writers' Grotto, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her work has been nominated four times for the Pushcart Prize, translated into Italian, and anthologized in the California Prose Directory and Joyland: Retro Five.

Currently, Kate works as a college English instructor and co-edits fiction for Joyland Magazine: The West and the quarterly journal Your Impossible Voice. Originally from Iowa, she's lived in San Francisco since 2008.