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Kate Carroll De Dutes

Award Winning Writer | Professional Teacher | Reconteur

Lives in Portland, Oregon in a house with lots of light, wood floors, and a view of the best bridge in the city.  In the evenings, she sits at her great-grandparents’ quarter-sawn oak table and writes long-hand about grief, the drama of perimenopause and dating, riding bikes, and the joys and challenges of authentic living.  Also, she apparently uses a lot of compound nouns.

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“OBJECTS IN MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR”

Winner of the Oregon Book Award and Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award.

Essays that chronicle some of life’s biggest dramas:
marriage, divorce, and the quest for the perfect fashion accessory

THE AUTHENTICITY EXPERIMENT:
LESSONS FROM THE BEST & WORST YEAR OF MY LIFE

It’s here!  Kate’s new book full of essays from her critically-acclaimed blog, that have been called “a pilgrim’s map to those hidden spots where authentic experiences await anyone brave enough to look for them.”

You can also buy the book at your local bookstore. (If it’s not in stock, they can order it for you. Supporting independent bookstores helps keep writers writing and readers reading.)

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OBJECTS IN MIRROR ARE CLOSER
THAN THEY APPEAR

It’s here!  Kate’s new book full of essays from her critically-acclaimed blog, that have been called “a pilgrim’s map to those hidden spots where authentic experiences await anyone brave enough to look for them.”

You can also buy the book at your local bookstore. (If it’s not in stock, they can order it for you. Supporting independent bookstores helps keep writers writing and readers reading.)

Buy Now
Press Views
About Kate Carroll

“From IKEA to clothes to community, de Gutes asks what it means to be human, to be queer, to be straight, to build a life on integrity.”

- Monica Drake, "1859"

“From its opening pages, the book grabs you by the collar and doesn’t let up. This is masterful writing with sentences that linger on the mind for days after.”

- Domingo Martinez, Creative Nonfiction Judge, 2016 Oregon Book Awards

“A triumph of coming to terms with herself and her world.”

- Los Angeles Review of Books

AUDIO & VIDEO

Writers write.  Sometimes they read.  Sometimes people film writers as they read their work and award speeches.  Here are some videos and audio interviews with me.

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Oregon Book Award Acceptance Speech
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SIR, MA’AM, SIR: GENDER FRAGMENTS
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LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD ACCEPTANCE SPEECH
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Published September 4, 2018 by KateCarroll

The Authenticity Experiment, the intimacy edition. The North Dakota Music Teacher arrived in Portland recently and almost immediately we began talking about how people build relationships.

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Published May 7, 2018 by KateCarroll

The Authenticity Experiment, the tie edition.  The Lyft driver picked us up at the Tampa Marriott Waterside hotel, two of the 15,000 writers who were heading out for something different on the last night.

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