FOR YOU, MADAM LENIN
• IPPY Silver Medal
• ForeWord Book of the Year finalist
In For You, Madam Lenin, Kat Meads has done something truly remarkable: She has reduced over fifty years of the world's most violent political and social history into 281 pages of character-driven prose.
—American Book Review
Kat Meads' exquisite prose brings to life one of the most determined and enigmatic women in history in a story which exemplifies with irony, pathos and dark humor
that there is no tragedy like a Russian tragedy.
—Historical Novel Society
Book Smart, Tulsa, OK
with Allison Amend & Lou Berney
July 13, 9:30 a.m.
"In the Archives"
Oklahoma History Center
Oklahoma City, OK
Edmond, OK, Public Library
with Red Earth MFA faculty
An award-winning writer of fiction, drama, nonfiction and poetry,
Kat Meads is a native of eastern North Carolina.
She holds an MFA from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro
and a BA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
She has received a National Endowment for the Arts grant in poetry,
a California Artist Fellowship in fiction and two Silicon Valley Arts Council fellowships.
Her short stories have won awards from Chelsea and Inkwell Magazine,
her essays from New Letters, Lyra and Drunken Boat.
Her mystery novel, Senestre on Vacation (written as Z.K. Burrus),
was a 2011 ForeWord Book of the Year finalist.
Her short plays have been produced in Los Angeles, New York and the Midwest.
She has been an artist-in-residence at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown,
Yaddo, Millay Colony for the Arts, Blue Mountain Center, Dorland,
and the Montalvo Center for the Arts.
She teaches in Oklahoma City University's low-residency Red Earth MFA program.Red Earth MFA Program
Senestre on Vacation • when the dust finally settles • Little Pockets of Alarm
• The Invented Life of Kitty Duncan •Sleep • Not Waving • The Queendom • Born Southern and Restless
Filming the Everyday
Quizzing the Dead • Stress in America • Night Bones • Wayward Women
Men Undressed: Women Writers and the Male Sexual Experience
Co-edited with Cris Mazza, Gina Frangello & Stacy Bierlein
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