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, poetry, and nonfiction have appeared in publications ranging from Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards to Madridnofrills.com. She has also been a Dobie-Paisano and Hambidge Center Fellow and has held residencies 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 finds herself living in Madrid, Spain.