Katie Kitamura

  • Intimacies

  • 'She reminds me how high the moral stakes of fiction can be' Garth Greenwell'

    An interpreter has come to The Hague to escape New York and work at the International Court.

    She's drawn into simmering personal dramas. Her lover, Adriaan, is separated from his wife but still entangled in his marriage.

    Her friend Jana witnesses a seemingly random act of violence, a crime the interpreter becomes increasingly obsessed with as she befriends the victim's sister.

    And she's pulled into an explosive political controversy when she's asked to interpret for a former president accused of war crimes.

    She is soon pushed to the precipice, where betrayal and heartbreak threaten to overwhelm her, forcing her to decide what she wants from her life.

    'Kitamura has made the existential thriller all her own...simply stunning'
    Brandon Taylor

    'Charged with tension and power' Avni Doshi

    'Gorgeous, destabilising' Raven Leilani

Katie Kitamura's most recent novel, A Separation, was a finalist for the Premio von Rezzori and a New York Times Notable Book. It was named a best book of the year by over a dozen publications, translated into 16 languages, and is being adapted for film. Her two previous novels, Gone to the Forest and The Longshot were both finalists for the New York Public Library's Young Lions Fiction Award. A recipient of fellowships from the Lannan Foundation and Santa Maddalena, Kitamura has written for publications including the New York Times Book Review, Guardian, BOMB, and Triple Canopy. She teaches in the Creative Writing Program at New York University.

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