Katherine Forbes Riley



Katherine Forbes Riley


Norwich, VT, USA


Fiction, Women's Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction, Romance, Coming-of-Age

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Longlisted for the Center for Fiction’s best debut novel of 2019, Katherine Forbes Riley’s haunting and lyrical The Bobcat tells the story of a young art student who suffers in the aftermath of a sexual assault. A mesmerizing love story told in lush, gorgeous prose, The Bobcat examines art, science, and the magic of human chemistry. Katherine is an award-winning writer and computational linguist. Her creative writing appears in the Wigleaf 2018 Top 50 List as well as numerous other literary journals, including Buffalo Almanack, from whom she received an Award for Creative Excellence. She received her BA from Dartmouth College and her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania, and has published many scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. She lives with her husband and two children in Vermont.


Longlisted for the Center for Fiction’s best debut novel of 2019
Wigleaf 2018 Top 50 List
Buffalo Almanack Award for Creative Excellence 2015

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