Katherine Heiny




Katherine Heiny's fiction has been published in The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Narrative,Glimmer Train, and many other places. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and children.

Average rating: 3.53 · 11,601 ratings · 1,819 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
Standard Deviation

3.54 avg rating — 7,643 ratings — published 2017 — 21 editions
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Single, Carefree, Mellow

3.51 avg rating — 3,947 ratings — published 2015 — 12 editions
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Les faux plis de l'amour

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“Josie thinks that the problem with being a writer is that you miss a lot of your life wondering if the things that happen to you are good enough to use in a story, and most of the time they’re not and you have to make shit up anyway.”
Katherine Heiny, Single, Carefree, Mellow

“It occurred to Graham that here, finally, was the similarity between the two women he’d chosen to marry: they were both totally unrufflable, one out of iciness, the other out of obliviousness.”
Katherine Heiny, Standard Deviation

“Fun. Wasn't that really the beauty of childhood? That you measured experiences by how much fun they were, not by how much work or inconvenience or tedious conversation they caused you? Of course you didn't think of the tiresome things if you were a kid, because you didn't have to do them.”
Katherine Heiny, Standard Deviation

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