Arktoi Books: Literature by lesbian authors

 Cut Away:
a novel

- Catherine Kirkwood

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   - Author Interview
   - Reviews/Audio
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Cut Away and Catherine Kirkwood (pdf)
Interview with Catherine Kirkwood (pdf)
Author Photo Photo Credit: Kayleen Dunson (jpg)


• 2010, 152 pages, $16.95
• ISBN: 0-9800407-9-5
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CUT AWAY: Catherine Kirkwood

About the Author

Photo: Kayleen Dunson

Catherine Kirkwood holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard University, a PhD in Women's Studies from the University of York, England, and a BS in psychobiology. Her work has appeared in the Pitkin Review, and in the fiction anthology New Voices. Her acclaimed feminist work, Leaving Abusive Partners, has been translated and sold internationally. Cut Away is her debut novel.

Born in Los Angeles, she grew up in a family of physicists and engineers who taught her to inquire about the world deeply, methodically, and rigorously. Her mother passed on a love for wilderness by taking her into the backcountry as soon as she could walk, teaching her to trust passion and instinct to find her way.

Catherine now lives in Seattle in a small, yellow cottage with her partner, a border collie mix, and two vintage cats. When she's not writing, she works as a systems analyst in cancer research. :