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Katie Booth’s work has appeared in Aeon, Catapult, Harper's, Kaleidoscope, NPR's The Pulse and Vela. Her work has been highlighted on Longform and Longreads, and her essay "The Sign for This" was selected as a notable essay in The Best American Essays 2016. She has received support from the Edward Albee Foundation, the Blue Mountain Center and the Massachusetts Historical Society, and was a 2017-18 John W. Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress. She grew up bilingual and bicultural in a mixed hearing/ Deaf family and she often draws on that in her work. Her first book, The Illusion of Miracles, about Alexander Graham Bell's lifelong work to alienate Deaf people from Sign Language and Deaf culture, will be published by Simon & Schuster.

She is represented by Farley Chase at Chase Literary Agency.

Email: [email protected]

twitter: @_katiebooth_


To learn more about my background with Deafness, and to find resources on d/Deaf writers, click here.