Kate Scelsa


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Kate is a writer who grew up in New Jersey and now lives in Brooklyn with her wife and two black cats. Kate's debut novel "Fans of the Impossible Life" was a Fall 2015 Indie Next pick, a Junior Library Guild pick, a 2016 Rainbow List Top Ten Pick, received a starred review in Publishers Weekly, and has been published in ten languages. Kate is a 2016/17 New Georges Audrey resident, a Lambda Literary LGBTQ Writers in Schools author, and the recipient of a Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation grant for playwriting. Her play "Everyone's Fine With Virginia Woolf" had its debut production with Elevator Repair Service Theater in June, 2018 and toured to the Dublin Theatre Festival in October, 2018.

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Fans of the Impossible Life

3.68 avg rating — 5,095 ratings — published 2015 — 27 editions
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3.98 avg rating — 3,673 ratings — published 2018 — 9 editions
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“May we live impossibly,” Sebby said when he opened his eyes. “Against all odds. May people look at us and wonder how such jewels can sparkle in the sad desert of the world. May we live the impossible life.”
Kate Scelsa, Fans of the Impossible Life

“I know you think that we saved you or something, Jeremy," he said. "That we were stronger than you. But we're not. We weren't. We're all just trying to survive however we can.”
Kate Scelsa, Fans of the Impossible Life

“They rolled up the maps of their bodies until they were two continents of interlocking roads and rivers and dreams, and she thought, ‘This is how I will learn to live again’.”
Kate Scelsa, Fans of the Impossible Life

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