Local writer Katherine Heiny had early success, landing a short story in the pages of “The New Yorker” at 25. Then she took a job writing novels under a pen name before pausing her career to raise a family. Now buzz is building with the publication of her first book, a collection of short stories that paint vivid pictures of real women: contrary, flawed, lively and interesting. Kojo talks with Heiny about her inspiration and the business of writing.


  • Katherine Heiny Author, "Single, Carefree, Mellow: Stories"

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Excerpted from “Single, Carefree, Mellow: Stories” by Katherine Heiny
Copyright 2015 by Katherine Heiny. Reprinted here by permission of Random House. All rights reserved.

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