Katherine Chen

Katherine Chen is a 2012 graduate of Princeton University where she majored in English and studied with, among others, Susan Choi, Susanna Moore and Meghan O'Rourke. She won several prizes while at Princeton, including the Ward Prize in 2011, the Bain Swiggett Prize in 2011 and 2012. She also interned at The New Yorker, Farrar, Straus and Giroux and was a poetry reader for The Paris Review, and, worked full time at two distinguished New York literary agencies. MARY B is her first novel.



In Mary B, Katherine Chen puts a fresh and sensitive spin on Pride and Prejudice, reexamining the classic Jane Austen novel through the keenly observant eyes of the forgotten Bennett sister. Chen retells the events of Pride and Prejudice in a flawless Austenian tone, and gives a new and compelling voice to a long-overlooked character.

Rights: Random House, World