* Winner of the Windham Campbell Prize
* Short Listed for the Center for Fiction's First Novel Award
Kia Corthron is a playwright and novelist. Her plays have appeared in numerous anthologies, and fifteen of her full-length works have been produced nationally and internationally. For her body of work for the stage, she has garnered the Windham Campbell Prize, the Simon Great Plains Playwright Award, the United States Artists Jane Addams Fellowship, the Lee Reynolds Award, and the Otto Award. She has also written a bit of television (Edgar and Writers Guild Outstanding Series awards for The Wire). The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter is her debut novel. She grew up in Cumberland, Maryland, and lives in Harlem, New York City.