Karen Hofmann lives in Kamloops, B.C. She has been published in Arc, Prairie Fire, The Malahat Review, and The Fiddlehead. Her book Water Strider was shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Prize at the 2009 BC Book Awards, and The Burgess Shale was shortlisted at the 2012 CBC Short Fiction Contest. Her first novel After Alice was released in Spring 2014.
Praise for What is Going to Happen Next
An incisive and deeply satisfying novel about the muscle memory of the human heart.
Sarah Mian, author of When the Saints
Karen Hofmann's What is Going to Happen Next is not another gloomy Can-Lit family saga but a familiar portrait of our neighbours and friends--maybe of ourselves--weathering the effects of far distant adversity with the same halting, human grace we all share.
Jennifer Quist, author of Sistering
A compassionate and insightful novel about siblings and the bonds they forge. Hofmann interweaves their stories with assurance, rich detail, and heart.
Alice Zorn, author of Five Roses
It's a novel that's as original as it is ambitious, and it works, resulting in an all-engrossing visceral reading experience, and I'm recommending it to everyone.
Kerry Clare, Pickle Me This
As a family saga, the novel is empathetic, compassionate, and expertly paced.
Brenda Johnston, Canadian Literature