THROUGH CHAGALL'S WINDOW begins in a cold Moscow spring, two years after the 70-year-long Soviet dictatorship has officially ended. Now, without the guarantees of the Soviet system—housing, wages, and access to an affordable if modest life—the last generation to grow up under communism must find a way to adapt to their precarious circumstances. Into this world arrives Alexandra Ash, wanting to shed her shameful American past and embrace a people and culture she believes to be superior to her own...
Fiction Writer and Teacher
Katherine has an MFA in fiction from George Mason University. She taught creative writing and literature classes at George Mason where she studied with authors Richard Bausch and Alan Cheuse. In 2003, she began publishing a weekly newspaper for the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, DC. Between 1990 and 1993, she lived in Moscow translating catalogues and critical essays for Russian painters. There, she absorbed the setting for her first novel, THROUGH CHAGALL'S WINDOW. Her story The Sailboat won runner up in the Glimmer Train new writer's contest--recognized for its brilliant prose style, use of setting and detail, all of which pull readers deep into the world of her story. Kate has also been a workshop leader in Algonkian workshops, most recently in Santa Barbara.