Katherine Forbes Riley

year in books
Susan
883 books | 90 friends

Candi
3,924 books | 1,758 friends

Angela M
2,867 books | 1,474 friends

Becca Mac
685 books | 153 friends

Katie B
4,229 books | 2,284 friends

Dorie  ...
2,293 books | 2,321 friends

Anna Br...
229 books | 644 friends

Linda
3,346 books | 2,435 friends

More friends…

Katherine Forbes Riley

Goodreads Author


Website

Twitter

Member Since
February 2018


Katherine Forbes Riley is an award-winning writer and computational linguist. Her debut novel The Bobcat has been long listed for The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Her writing appears in many literary magazines, most recently the Wigleaf 2018 top 50 list, and in many scientific venues as well. She received her BA from Dartmouth and her doctorate from U. Pennsylvania. She finished The Bobcat while a fellow traveler at the American Academy in Rome. She lives in Vermont with her husband, artist Enrico Riley, and their two children, and can be found online at katherineforbesriley.com

Average rating: 4.14 · 216 ratings · 98 reviews · 1 distinct workSimilar authors
The Bobcat

4.14 avg rating — 216 ratings — published 2019 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

Writers are a Lot Like Athletes

1) Every day other people are counting on you to do the hard work and make it good.

2) There’s no faking the hot hand.

3) You work through back aches, tendonitis, neck aches.

4) You use heating pads, menthol rubs, hot baths.

5) Your brain can be trained to improve certain functions like working memory and math skills -- or character arcs and plot tension. Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on February 28, 2019 07:20

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Katherine’s Recent Updates

Katherine Riley rated a book it was amazing
The Bobcat by Katherine Forbes Riley
The Bobcat
by Katherine Forbes Riley (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Katherine Riley rated a book it was amazing
Swing Time by Zadie Smith
Rate this book
Clear rating
she's a master. was very interesting to read right after Adiche as well.
Katherine Riley rated a book it was amazing
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
Rate this book
Clear rating
Gorgeous prose floored me. Yet in the end left lingering with an operatic plot and a white male worldview in which woman is chattel.
Katherine Riley rated a book it was amazing
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Rate this book
Clear rating
Gorgeous love story. Deeply sensitive, vulnerable exposé.
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Rate this book
Clear rating
Katherine Riley rated a book it was amazing
Incubation by Bhanu Kapil
Rate this book
Clear rating
This book. She's in my head. It's almost too intimate. And at the same time she's so aware of all she's probing. Takes my breath.
Katherine Riley rated a book it was amazing
Cormorant Lake by Faith Merino
Cormorant Lake
by Faith Merino (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Cormorant Lake has been called fantastical. But to me it reads as very real. It tells a story of generations of women who live without men. Parenting, husbanding, repairing their homes, caring for the sick and weak. Desiring. Women who haunt each oth ...more
Katherine Riley rated a book it was amazing
Cormorant Lake by Faith Merino
Cormorant Lake
by Faith Merino (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Cormorant Lake has been called fantastical. But to me it reads as very real. It tells a story of generations of women who live without men. Parenting, husbanding, repairing their homes, caring for the sick and weak. Desiring. Women who haunt each oth ...more
Katherine Riley finished reading
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Sing, Unburied, Sing
by Jesmyn Ward (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Katherine Riley rated a book it was amazing
Weather by Jenny Offill
Rate this book
Clear rating
I'd read anything by Offill. This one reads quite similarly to her first in voice and form and intellect. It wasn't as punch in the gut for me, and another magazine review who agreed with this assessment suggests that perhaps this is because her topi ...more
More of Katherine's books…

Topics Mentioning This Author

185 What's the Name of That Book??? — 64579 members — last activity 1 hour, 32 min ago
Can't remember the title of a book you read? Come search our bookshelves. If you don’t find it there, post a description on our UNSOLVED message board ...more



No comments have been added yet.