Kate Lehrer’s fourth novel, Confessions of a Bigamist, is due out this May. Her earlier works include Best Intentions, When They Took Away the Man in the Moon and Out of Eden, winner of the Western Heritage Award. Out of Eden is based on an historical account of two women and explores the issue of women’s search for independence and identity during the 1880s. In its review, the Washington Post praised “its brave, complicated ideas about women and the West.” Lehrer also writes essays, short stories and book reviews for the Washington Post.
In addition to writing, Lehrer appears as a frequent guest panelist on Diane Rehm’s Book Club on NPR and participates in a wide range of literary organizations, events and lectures, including talks at book clubs. She is a founding member of PEN/Faulkner and recently served on advisory councils for the arts and sciences at both Texas Christian University and George Mason University.
Lehrer grew up in Texas where she met and married her husband Jim. They have three daughters and live in Washington, D.C.