Kia Corthron’s the Castle Cross the Magnet Carter is the winner of the 2016 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Corthron is also a playwright who has won the Windham Campbell Prize, the USArtists Jane Addams Fellowship, and other awards. She has had productions in New York (BAM, Playwrights Horizons, Atlantic Theater Company, NY Theatre Workshop, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club), across the country, and in London. She is the 2017 Featured Playwright of Chicago’s Eclipse Theatre which will be producing three of her plays. Her written work for television include the Jury and the Wire.