Katherine Hill was born in Washington D.C. Her first novel, The Violet Hour was published by Scribner in July 2013. Katherine's short fiction has appeared in AGNI, Colorado Review, The Common, n+1, Philadelphia Stories, and Word Riot, and has been featured on WXPN 88.5 Philadelphia. She is the recipient of the Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction, the Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction, and fellowship support from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She has published articles and reviews in the The Believer, Bookforum, The Paris Review Daily, Philadelphia City Paper, Poets & Writers, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Wall Street Journal, among other publications. Currently an assistant editor at Barrelhouse, she is a former speechwriter at the University of Pennsylvania and has taught writing at Philadelphia University, Mighty Writers in South Philadelphia, and the PEN Prison Writing Program in New England. She holds a B.A. from Yale and an M.F.A. from Bennington College. She lives with her husband in Princeton, New Jersey.