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  We are thrilled to announce that Karen Joy Fowler has won the 2014 Pen/Faulkner Award for fiction for her novel, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves.  A previously unpublished excerpt of her novel first appeared in the Spring 2013 issue of Catamaran and was titled “Primate Study.”  We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves is Karen’s seventh novel and explores the dynamics of a Midwestern family through the eyes of the 22-year-old narrator—the daughter of two scientists. Her novel Sister Noon was a 2002 Pen/Faulkner Award finalist.  She is also the author of the best-selling novel, The Jane Austen Book Club, which was later made into a successful film featuring Emily Blunt and Lynn Redgrave. We are so proud to have Karen Joy Fowler on our list of contributors and wish her a hearty congratulations on the 2014 Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction! Read “Primate Study” as it appeared in our Spring 2013 issue here. (PDF will download)

 

We are thrilled to announce that Karen Joy Fowler has won the 2014 Pen/Faulkner Award for fiction for her novel, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves.  A previously unpublished excerpt of her novel first appeared in the Spring 2013 issue of Catamaran and was titled “Primate Study.” 

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves is Karen’s seventh novel and explores the dynamics of a Midwestern family through the eyes of the 22-year-old narrator—the daughter of two scientists.

Her novel Sister Noon was a 2002 Pen/Faulkner Award finalist.  She is also the author of the best-selling novel, The Jane Austen Book Club, which was later made into a successful film featuring Emily Blunt and Lynn Redgrave.

We are so proud to have Karen Joy Fowler on our list of contributors and wish her a hearty congratulations on the 2014 Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction!

Read “Primate Study” as it appeared in our Spring 2013 issue here. (PDF will download)


About Us

Vol. 2 Issue 1, Winter issue. February 2014

Based in the new Tannery Arts and Digital Media Center Studios, in Santa Cruz, CA., our mission is to capture the vibrant creative spirit of The West Coast in writing and art from around the world.

Catamaran Literary Reader  published its fifth issue in February  2014. Catamaran features fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and the visual arts.

We seek to present diverse international voices around the themes of the natural world and the environment, the arts and artistic spirit, and personal freedom.