Katherine Magyarody grew up in Toronto, Ontario. She received her PhD from the University of Toronto in 2016 and is currently a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at Texas A&M University.
She won the 2017 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers and the Open Season Competition in Fiction at the Malahat Review for her short story, “Goldhawk.” Her story will be anthologized in The PEN America Best Debut Short Stories in late 2017.
Having grown up in a diasporic community, Katherine uses her writing to explore the personal, familial, and cultural histories that we remember, and the inconvenient truths that keep us awake at night. She is currently working on an academic study of awkward adolescence in nineteenth-century literature, a YA fantasy novel and a literary novel for grown-ups.