Kate Folk's writing has appeared in McSweeney's Quarterly, the New York Times Magazine, Prairie Schooner, Granta, Conjunctions, One Story, Zyzzyva, and elsewhere. She's received support from the MacDowell Colony, the Headlands Center for the Arts, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center. She holds a BA from New York University and an MFA from the University of San Francisco, and is an editor at Joyland Magazine. Originally from Iowa, she's lived in San Francisco since 2008.