Kate Reed Petty lives in Baltimore. Her debut novel, TRUE STORY, is forthcoming in 2020 from Viking (US), riverrun (UK), Gallmeister (FR), and Alianza (ES).
Her fiction and essays have been published online by American Short Fiction, Blackbird, Nat. Brut, the Los Angeles Review of Books blog, and Ambit, and her work has been supported by a Rubys Grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. Kate has been a creative resident at Bloedel Reserve and a writer-in-residence at The Mount (Edith Wharton’s home in Massachusetts); in 2019 she will be a Tennessee Williams Fiction Scholar at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.
In addition to fiction, Kate’s short films have appeared on Narrative magazine and at the Maryland Film Festival. She is also co-author of the middle-grade graphic novel Chasma Knights, with artist Boya Sun, published in 2018 by First Second Books.