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Katherine Forbes Riley is an award-winning writer and computational linguist in Vermont. She is represented by Pamela Malpas of the Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency in New York City. Her debut novel, THE BOBCAT, released by Arcade/Skyhorse in June 2019, has been long listed for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Katherine's creative writing appears in the Wigleaf 2018 top 50 list, as well as numerous other literary journals, including Buffalo Almanack, from whom she received the Inkslinger’s Award for Creative Excellence. She received her BA from Dartmouth College and her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania, and has published many scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. She finished THE BOBCAT while a fellow traveler at the American Academy in Rome; her husband, painter Enrico Riley, was a Rome Prize recipient.