Tag Archives: Kendra Fortmeyer

Interview with Kendra Fortmeyer, Author of Hole in the Middle

In the words of her father, Kendra Fortmeyer was “born in a barn and raised in a stable environment.” She grew up in the lush woods of central North Carolina, surrounded by stacks of books from her local small-town library.

Now a Pushcart Prize-winning fiction writer, Kendra has been recognized by grants from the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Dafna Zamarripa-Gensundheit Prize, and the Michener Center for Writers, and her writing has appeared in The Best American Nonrequired Reading, One Story, Lightspeed, The Toast, and elsewhere. She received her MFA in fiction from the New Writers Project at UT Austin, and is a 2016 graduate of the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop.

HOLE IN THE MIDDLE, her debut magical realist YA novel that challenges the way society teaches girls to think about their bodies, is available now.

Continue reading Interview with Kendra Fortmeyer, Author of Hole in the Middle

Kendra Fortmeyer – Hole in the Middle

Kendra Fortmeyer received her MLS and MFA in fiction from the University of Texas at Austin. In 2016 she won a substantial grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation for her writing; she is a 2017 Pushcart Prize winner for her story “Things I Know to Be True,” and she’s a graduate of the Clarion SFF Writers’ Workshop class of 2016. Her short fiction has been published widely. Hole in the Middle is her first novel. She lives in Austin.

Continue reading Kendra Fortmeyer – Hole in the Middle