Kathleen Donohoe
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Agent: Caryn Karmatz Rudy
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Kathleen Donohoe is the author of the novels Ghosts of the Missing and Ashes of Fiery Weather, which was named one of Book Riot’s 100 Must-Read New York City Novels. Her stories and essays have appeared in Web Conjunctions, NYU’s Washington Square, Harpur Palate, Irish America Magazine and the anthology The Writing Irish of New York. She currently serves on the Board of Irish American Authors and Artists.

On her mother’s side of the family, Kathleen is a fifth-generation Brooklynite. Her paternal grandparents arrived from Ireland in the mid-1920’s. All four of their sons, Kathleen’s father and uncles, joined the New York City Fire Department.  Ashes of Fiery Weather, which is about the women of an FDNY family, is not based on her family but was certainly inspired by them.

Kathleen currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son. Like most descendants of Dodger fans, she roots for the Mets.

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016