Katie Arnold-Ratliff is the author of the novel “Bright Before Us.”
“There’s something rare in Katie Arnold-Ratliff’s debut novel — some strange, wise blend of compassion and gimlet-eyed insight into human weakness…[Bright Before Us is] a beautifully compelling and utterly original novel,” raves the Portland Mercury.
“In Bright Before Us, Katie Arnold-Ratliff writes sentences that have the luminous candor of X-rays, laser-traceries of the human heart. Young Francis is a fascinating and exquisitely drawn character, and the urgency of his story left me breathless,” says Karen Russell.
She is an assistant editor at O, the Oprah Magazine, where her writing appears regularly, and has been published in Tin House, Alaska Quarterly Review, Opium Magazine and elsewhere. Katie received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College.
She lives in New York. Visit her online at www.katiearnoldratliff.com