Jul 10, 2013 — Novelist Kate Christensen makes a plot line of her own life in a memoir that describes her struggles to come to terms with her family, her relationships and her sometimes violent father. A passionate lover of food, Christensen weaves recipes into a story of survival.
Jul 9, 2013 — Novelist Kate Christensen has written a food memoir like no other. Although the author's food writing is enchanting, says reviewer Maria Russo, the sloppy, thrilling, innovative Blue Plate Special isn't really about food. It's more concerned with the heartbreak that shapes a creative life.
Jun 10, 2013 — NPR's Barrie Hardymon has been scanning the catalogs all year, searching for the summer's best books. Her five favorites range from young-adult fiction to a memoir about cheese.
Dec 19, 2011 — Say farewell to prissy princesses. Author Heather Havrilesky recommends three page turners with plucky female protagonists. These satisfying sisters will lift your spirits and open your eyes.
Jun 28, 2011 — Immerse yourself in these satisfying summer selections, from "new" India to post-"dot com" San Francisco to the streets of Brooklyn. Plus: a reissue of Kurt Vonnegut's novels and mysterious short fiction from E.L. Doctorow.
Jun 9, 2011 — Kate Christensen's latest novel, which follows the travails of a down-and-out poet whose wife of 30 years has thrown him out, is overwhelmed by the doldrums that it chronicles.
May 10, 2008 — Kate Christensen won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for her novel, The Great Man, a story about three charismatic older women left behind when a larger-than-life artist dies. Christensen is only the fifth woman to receive the award.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Astral by Kate Christensen. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.