The masks come off: Kathryn reviews spy novel Imposter Syndrome by Kathy Wang in the San Francisco Chronicle, May 25, 2021
A Vision of Empathy – read Kathryn's essay on watching Angels in America and raising a book-loving daughter.
The Year She Left Us makes Paperback Row! Sunday New York Times Book Review, May 24, 2015
See what Cara McCarty, curatorial director for Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, had to say about the book to the Sunday New York Times.
In good company: Kathryn's novel is named a Best Book of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle.
The Year She Left Us was included in NPR's Guide to 2014's Great Reads. See the full list here.
On "absorbedness" in writing and at work: Kathryn's latest essay appears in the September issue of More magazine.
Music to dream by: listen to Kathryn's "Book Report" on Philip Roth in American Pastoral. Produced by The Litography Project and Crosscurrents radio. The full feature is here.
The New York Times names The Year She Left Us an Editors' Choice.
Time Out Beijing interviews Kathryn with an international perspective.
"Rich with possibility": Georgia Rowe of the San Jose Mercury News profiles Kathryn and her "remarkably assured debut novel" for the Sunday paper. Read the feature piece online.
Vogue has named The Year She Left Us "one of the more exciting publishing debuts so far this spring....[Kathryn Ma] has a gift for wry, unflinching truth...."
Publishers Weekly gives a starred review: "Ma's first novel is a sweeping success…with a fascinating protagonist....This is a family saga of insight, regret, and pathos, and it is not to be missed."
An avid reader and librarian says:
"Ms. Ma's talent lifts this story above the typical dysfunctional family genre to something hopeful and redemptive. Look for it soon."
Read the full review here.
Read Kathryn's essay in the Huffington Post on her Kindle dilemma.