Beth Kephart

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Industry Communications or Media
Occupation writer
Location Pennsylvania, United States
Introduction I spend the daylight hours as the strategic planning and writing partner of a boutique communications firm. In the early mornings, I write. As an author, I've been named a National Book Award finalist, an NEA grant winner, a Pew Fellowships in the Arts recipient, a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts winner, a Leeway Foundation award winner, the author of a Book Sense pick, and a Speakeasy Poetry Prize winner. UNDERCOVER, HOUSE OF DANCE, NOTHING BUT GHOSTS, and THE HEART IS NOT A SIZE, my young adult novels, have all received critical acclaim. My books have been translated into Korean, Japanese, Portuguese, German, Italian, Chinese, Taiwanese, Dutch, Mandarin, and other languages. In the fall of 2009 I taught the advanced nonfiction workshop at the University of Pennsylvania and served as author in residence for readergirlz. In 2009 this blog was nominated as one of the top five author blogs during Book Blogger Appreciation Week. All photos and text copyright Beth Kephart © 2008 - 2010.
Interests my fabulous kid, ballroom dancing, gardening, cooking, hanging out with my husband and good friends
Favorite Music Anything I can dance to, and right after that, anything with which I can sing.
Favorite Books Running in the Family (Michael Ondaatje), Weddings and Wakes (Alice McDermott), So Long, See You Tomorrow (William Maxwell), The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald), The Richard Trilogy (Paul Horgan), Dancer (Colum McCann), The Beet Queen (Louise Erdrich), The Journey Home (Olaf Olafsson, Bone (Fae Myenne Ng), Road Song (Natalie Kusz)