Katherine Sharpe

Katherine Sharpe is the author of Coming of Age on Zoloft (Harper Perennial, 2012). Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Ploughshares and the Santa Monica Review. Her journalism and creative nonfiction can be found in n+1, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Hopkins Review, Nature, The Rumpus, Lancet Psychiatry, Archaeology, Washington Post Magazine, GOOD, and the Chronicle of Higher Education, among other newspapers and magazines.

Katherine attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa. She has a master’s degree in literature from Cornell University and an MFA in fiction from The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. In the past, she worked as an editor at two now-departed magazines, Seed and ReadyMade. She has taught courses in composition, creative writing, and professional writing at Cornell, LIM College, UC Berkeley Extension, and Johns Hopkins.

She lives in Baltimore, Maryland with her partner and two children.Photo by Deryck Vonn Lee