Bio & Press


I’m a novelist, playwright, 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.


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

With my ensemble, nerve, I create immersive events: GLITTER KING is in process for 2018.

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