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Judith Katz is the author of two novels, The Escape Artist and Running Fiercely Toward a High Thin Sound, which won the 1992 Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Fiction. She has received grants from the Bush Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, and National Endowment for the Arts, as well as two Minnesota State Arts Board Grants. She has taught cultural studies and literature courses for both the University of Minnesota’s Center for Jewish Studies and the department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, and has also taught creative writing courses for the Hamline University MFA program.
She has worked as a janitor, a terrible waitress, a college instructor and is now an academic adviser at the University of Minnesota. She is currently working on sequels to both novels, and is still meditating on her novel in a drawer, The Atomic Age.
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