Kate Carroll de Gutes

Oregon, United States

Member Since: 03/07/2013

Kate Carroll de Gutes' book, Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear, won the Oregon Book Award and the Lambda Literary Award, and her work has been anthologized in many places.  is a wry observer and writer who started her career as a journalist and then got excited by new journalism which became creative nonfiction and is now called essay (personal, lyric, and otherwise). A stickler for the serial comma, Kate also believes that there should always be two spaces between a period and the beginning of the next sentence.

Kate has received fellowships from the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the Anderson Center, Artsmith, and Centrum, and has an MFA from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University. You can learn more about Kate and read her critically acclaimed blog, “The Authenticity Experiment,” at www.katecarrolldegutes.com/blog.  

Website: www.katecarrolldegutes.com

Twitter Username: @kcdegutes


  • Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear , Ovenbird Books (June 1, 2015)
  • The Authenticity Experiment: Dispatches from a Season of Grief , Two Sylvias (June 1, 2017)


  • Oregon Book Award in Creative Nonfiction(2016)
  • Lambda Literary Award in Memoir(2016)


  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Pacific Lutheran University (August 2010)

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction