Caitlin Kindervatter-Clark writes fiction and nonfiction. Her work has appeared in publications like the Washington Post, Vox, Michigan Quarterly Review, and Prairie Schooner, where it received the Lawrence Foundation Award for the best story published in 2017. She is the recipient of a Steinbeck fellowship from San Jose State University and a Poe/Faulkner fellowship from the University of Virginia. She lives with her family in Western Massachusetts.
12.12.21 I started a monthly newsletter with a seasonal bent: Another Year
3.16.21 I wrote about shrunken worlds and ambitions, pandemic parenting, pregnancy, and play for Vox.
2.14.19 Read an excerpt from "Worshippers" on MQR.
1.10.19 My essay "Worshippers" is in the latest issue of MQR.
10.21.18 "Runway" is a "Distinguished Story" in the Best American Short Stories 2018 edited by Roxane Gay.
5.5.18 I'm honored to learn that "Animal Rhetoric" has been awarded Prairie Schooner's Lawrence Foundation Award for the best story published in 2017.
5.1.18: I'll be reading with my fellow Steinbeck fellows in San Jose this Thursday 5/3.
4.28.18: Check out the latest Antioch Review to read my story, "Well Behaved".
12.15.17 The full text of "Animal Rhetoric" is now available online.
10.28.17 My story "Animal Rhetoric" is in the latest issue of Prairie Schooner.
9.19.17 My story "Runway" is in the latest issue of the Alaska Quarterly Review.
4.24.17 I recently learned that I will be a 2017-2018 Steinbeck Fellow at San Jose State University and am honored to be in such impressive company.
2.8.17 Check out my tale of two Washingtons, up today on the wonderful Wigleaf. I also sent them a postcard.
4.26.16: My flash-fiction piece "Blood Oath" is up on Knee Jerk Magazine.
4.20.16: I have a piece up on The Washington Post: ‘"Allahu akbar’ isn’t a scary phrase, but terrorism has warped the way we hear Arabic."