Katherine Dunn was a novelist and boxing journalist who lived and worked in Oregon. She is the author of three novels—Attic; Truck; and Geek Love, which was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Bram Stoker Prize—as well as the essay collection One Ring Circus. She died in 2016.
prose is] a pyrotechnic medium so far removed from our workaday speech that it
feels unfair and inaccurate to call that fire-language ‘English.’