Kate Folk

Kate Folk

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Kate Folk is the author of Out There (Random House '22), a finalist for the California Book Award in First Fiction. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Granta, One Story, McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, and Zyzzyva, among others. A 2019-2021 Wallace Stegner Fellow in Fiction at Stanford University, she's also received support from MacDowell, Willapa Bay AiR, the Headlands Center for the Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She lives in San Francisco and is writing a novel, as well as developing projects for film and television.


  • University of San Francisco, MFA in Creative Writing, 2011
  • New York University, BA in Individualized Study, 2007

Awards & Distinctions

  • Stegner Fellowship in Fiction, 2019

  • MacDowell Fellow, 2017

  • Headlands Center for the Arts Affiliate Artist, 2016