Kate Christensen, 37th Annual ODU Literary Festival

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts

Author/Artist Bio

KATE CHRISTENSEN is the author of six novels, including The Epicure's Lament, the PEN/Faulkner award-winning The Great Man, and The Astral. She describes herself as "a cook of the improvisational, what's-in-the-cupboard school, which is also, possibly not coincidentally, [her] strategy with writing," and as someone who "was raised in Berkeley in the 1960s, long before the Bay Area became the American locavore/foodie mecca." She now lives in Portland, Maine, and the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Her food memoir is Blue Plate Special: An Autobiography of My Appetites (Doubleday, 2013). She is currently collaborating with Barbara Lynch, the Boston chef, on her memoir.


Christensen read on Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.


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