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Kathy Anderson is the author of the novel, The New Town Librarian (NineStar Press, 2023) and the short story collection, Bull and Other Stories (Autumn House Press, 2016), which won the Autumn House Press Fiction Prize and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Awards and Publishing Triangle's Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction, as well as longlisted for The Story Prize. The New Town Librarian is her first novel. 


Her short stories have been published in literary journals and magazines in the US and internationally, including New LettersStoryQuarterly, Kenyon Review Online, Barcelona Review, Popshot Quarterly, Los Angeles Review, New World Writing, The Normal School, and Litro Magazine UK. One of her short stories was published by Short Édition in free Short Story Dispensers in airports, train stations, schools, libraries, and other public spaces in the UK, Australia, and across the US. 


A former public librarian, she worked for over 25 years in small town public libraries in southern New Jersey, the setting for The New Town Librarian. She is most proud that her books are in libraries all over the world, including Australia, Ecuador, Scotland, Switzerland, and Turkey. 


She lives with her wife in Philadelphia, PA.