Bio & Press

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I'm a writer, performer, director and independent producer. My work crosses and combines genres, from historical to contemporary to YA to horror. My novels--including THE CIPHER, SKIN, BUDDHA BOY, TALK, HEADLONG, and the UNDER THE POPPY trilogy--have won awards, been multiply translated, and optioned for film and performance. CHRISTOPHER WILD is the latest - watch the trailer here.

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The Big Idea behind CHRISTOPHER WILD

Kathe Koja in the New Yorker

Kathe Koja in the New York Times

Publishers Weekly on BUDDHA BOY

Publishers Weekly on THE CIPHER

   

I create performative fiction events, solo and with an ensemble of creative artists. GLITTER KING, adapted from Marlowe's EDWARD II, is coming in 2018.

 

GK_2_v2I'm globally-minded, and based in Detroit USA, where I live with artist Rick Lieder, and Dash the cat. Cat