Kathleen Alcalá

Kathleen Alcalá

Kathleen Alcalá (born 1954) is the author of a short-story collection and three novels set in the American Southwest and nineteenth-century Mexico and a collection of essays. She teaches creative writing at workshops and programs in Washington state and elsewhere, including Seattle University, the University of New Mexico and Richard Hugo House. Alcalá is also a co-founder of and contributing editor to The Raven Chronicles. A play based on her novel, Spirits of the Ordinary, was produced by The Miracle Theatre of Portland, Oregon. She served on the board of Richard Hugo House and the advisory boards of Con Tinta, Field’s End and the Centrum Writers Conference. She is the winner of several awards for her writing, including an Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship in 2007.


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Kathleen Alcalá. Wikipedia.

Photo: Photo of author Kathleen Alcala taken by spouse, Wayne C. Roth in 1999. Photo source: Wikimedia Commons.

Edited: Darkki July 27, 2012
Book Covers
Mrs. Vargas and the Dead Naturalist
Spirits of the Ordinary
The Flower in the Skull
Treasures in Heaven

Others non-spefi books (4)

2000 | mainstream, magical realism

1998 | magical realism

1997 | magical realism

1992 | magical realism, short stories