Asian ballerina Katie Kitamura would be the last person expected in the eyes of most to write about subjects such as ultimate fighting and the downfall of a farm. Her last novel, The Long Shot(Free Press, 2009), about ultimate fighting, has received great praise.
Her newest acclaimed book, Gone to the Forest, a gripping, psychologically intense novel about the destruction of a family, a farm, and a country, will be released by Free Press on August 7, 2012.
Katie Kitamura’s first novel, The Long Shot, was a finalist for the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award. She earned her B.A. at Princeton University and her M.A. and Ph.D at the London Consortium. She writes for numerous publications, including The New York Times, Wired,and The Guardian, and is a regular contributor toFrieze.
She resides with her husband, Hari Kunzru, in New York City.