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katherine towlerKatherine Towler, fiction writer, Portsmouth

Katherine Towler spent eight years writing Snow Island, her first novel. She grew up in New York City, and completed degrees at the University of Michigan, Johns Hopkins University, and Middlebury College. Towler has been awarded fellowships to Yaddo, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. Katherine has described her work as "an exploration of the territory of what it means to be human."

snow island bookSnow Island tells the story of a 16-year-old girl and a reclusive World War I veteran who live on a New England island during the first years of World War II. The novel is a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and was chosen for the Borders Books Original Voices program. The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts Fellowship will enable her to take a leave of absence from her work as a freelance writer in order to continue work on her second novel, a sequel to be part of a planned Snow Island trilogy.

Katherine Towler's newest novel EVENING FERRYis in bookstores now (2005).  SNOW ISLAND was chosen as a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers title and a BookSense pick.  EVENING FERRY was also a BookSense pick and a 2006 Summer Paperback Reading recommended title.  Katherine teaches in the low residency MFA program in writing at Southern New Hampshire University.

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