Karen Joy Fowler is the author of six novels and three short story collections. She has written literary, contemporary, historical, and science fiction, and won two Nebulas and two World Fantasy Awards. Her most recent novel, We are all completely beside ourselves, won the 2013 PEN/Faulkner award and the California Book Award, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker in 2014. She lives in Santa Cruz, California where she is currently pretending to write a new book.

Karen Joy Fowler is the 2018 Susan C. Petrey Fellow