Kat Meads is the distinguished author of many very fine books.

This one is perfect: perfectly rendered, observed, and shattering.

                                —Kelly Cherry

An award-winning writer of fiction, drama, nonfiction and poetry,
is a native of eastern North Carolina. She holds an MFA
from UNC-
Greensboro and a BA from UNC-Chapel Hill.
She has received an NEA fellowship in poetry, a California Artist fellowship
 in fiction and two Silicon Valley Arts Council grants.
Her short stories have won awards from Chelsea and Inkwell Magazine,
her essays from New Letters, Lyra and Drunken Boat.
Her short plays have been staged in LA, NYC, Berkeley and elsewhere.
She has been an artist-in-residence at FAWC in Provincetown,
Yaddo, Millay Colony for the Arts, Blue Mountain Center,
and the Montalvo Center for the Arts.
She teaches in Oklahoma City University's
Red Earth MFA Program.

2:12 a.m. - Essays
Independent Publishers Gold Medal
 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year finalist

For You, Madam Lenin

Independent Publishers Silver Medal
Montaigne Medal Short List

 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year finalist

Senestre on Vacation

 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year finalist

when the dust finally settles

Little Pockets of Alarm

The Invented Life of Kitty Duncan


Not Waving

The Queendom

Born Southern and Restless

Filming the Everyday

Quizzing the Dead
Stress in America
Night Bones

Wayward Women

Quick Reads/Listens

Amy Wright interviews Kat at Zone 3

Lidia Yuknavitch interviews Kat at The Rumpus

Kat's The Nervous Breakdown Self-Interview

Episode #8: "Dirt, the Last War"

CiCi Gets Drunker on Airplanes

On Reading and Rereading The Mind of The South in No Place Southern