KATHERINE L. HESTER’S collection of stories Eggs for Young America was awarded the Bakeless Prize and named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.  

Her short fiction has also appeared in Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, Best American Mystery Stories, The Yale Review, Crazy Horse, Brain, Child, and elsewhere.  Her poems have appeared in journals such as The Southwest Review and Ruminate. She has been a Dobie-Paisano and Hambidge Center Fellow and has held residencies also at the MacDowell Colony,  Yaddo, and the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site.  

She was born in Dallas, Texas and raised in Athens, Georgia. Although much of her life has been spent shuttling back and forth between Texas and the deep(er) South, she now lives in Madrid with her husband and two daughters.