Kathleen B. Mcnamara

Kathleen McNamara's short fiction and essays have appeared in Witness, Reed, Columbia Journal, Nimrod, Redivider, Carolina Quarterly, The Pinch, and other journals. Her short story "Pyrosome" is forthcoming in the anthology This Side of the Divide (Vol. 2): New Myths of the American West, published by Baobab Press.

Her work has been honored with awards in the Carolina Quarterly, Redivider, and The Columbia Journal, and has been a finalist for the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction and the University of New Orleans Press Lab Prize, among other contests. She is a 2020 recipient of a research and development grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts. McNamara currently teaches writing at Arizona State University, where she is a 2021-2022 Creative Research Faculty Fellow at the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing.