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Katherine Center Author of multiple books including Happiness for Beginners

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  • How to Be Awesome at Failure
  • The Life-Changing Magic of Stories
  • The Power of Stories in Business
  • Why A Great Stroy Can Make All The Difference In Business
  • Your Life Is A Story

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  • 2019 Things You Save In A Fire
  • 2018 How to Walk Away
  • 2015 Happiness for Beginners: A Novel
  • 2013 The Lost Husband: A Novel
  • 2010 Get Lucky: A Novel
  • 2009 Everyone Is Beautiful: A Novel
  • 2008 The Bright Side of Disaster: A Novel

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Katherine Center is a novelist—the author of five bittersweet comic novels about love and family, including The Bright Side of Disaster, The Lost Husband, and Happiness for Beginners. Her work has appeared in Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, Redbook, InStyle, People, USA Today, Real Simple and others, as well as several anthologies.

People magazine calls The Bright Side of Disaster “cleverly told and uncommonly appealing,” and The Dallas Morning News calls Katherine's novels "satisfying in the most soul-nourishing way."

Katherine’s newest novel, Happiness for Beginners, was a Book Club Pick for InStyle and a Target Emerging Authors pick. BookPage named Katherine a new writer to watch, the Houston Press listed her as a Top Ten writer in the city, and Instant Pictures recently optioned The Lost Husband for a movie.

Katherine’s has won many awards and fellowships for her work, and her novels have been published in translation in all over the world. Katherine just finished her sixth novel, which goes on sale in January of 2018. She lives in her hometown of Houston, Texas, with her husband, two children, and fluffy dog.

Katherine loves to speak about writing, and reading, and why stories matter. She is especially interested in sharing how we can all tell the best possible stories of our lives.


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