Karen Joy Fowler
Karen Joy Fowlercolbykalansky@gmail.com
Man Booker Prize Finalist and Bestselling Author
Booth, which was longlisted for the Booker Prize, is a new look at John Wilkes Booth, the man who assassinated Lincoln, by the author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves a Booker Prize finalist. Booth is a deep dive into the historical events and family dynamics surrounding Booth. It holds many surprises, including the fact that the Booth family was anti-slavery. Fowler’s 2004 novel, The Jane Austen Book Club, was on the New York Times bestsellers list for 13 weeks. Fowler earned her BA at UC Berkeley and her MFA at UC Davis. She lives in Santa Cruz, CA.
“Masterful . . . A dazzling blend of fact and fiction with piercing echoes to today . .´- San Francisco Chronicle. “Exquisite …” – The Washington Post . “A massive achievement.” – Boston Globe