Every once in a while, a talented writer gets a break that you know is going to bring them the critical attention their work deserves.
Such is the case with
Ma’s story collection, All That Work And Still No Boys, won the competition. It will be published by
To make the award even more sweet, Ma’s manuscript was selected by Curtis Sittenfeld, the author of the critically acclaimed books Prep and American Wife. (It’s always nice when a well-respected author likes your work.) In 2008, Ma won the Meyerson Award for Fiction from the Southwest Review for the story that gives the title to her forthcoming book. The judge in that competition was Jim Shepard, the author of Like You Would Understand, Anyway: Stories.
Ma, whose parents emigrated from
I have know Kathryn for a few years. We met in Geyserville, a small town north of Healdsburg in