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 (Ovenbird Books), won the 2016 Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction and the Lambda Literary Award for Memoir, and her work has been anthologized in many places.  The Authenticity Experiment: Lessons From the Best & Worst Year Of My Life was released in 2017 from Two Sylvias Press and won the Bronze IPPY for LGBT Nonfiction.

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, 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