Katia D. Ulysse, Author

Katia D. Ulysse was born in Haiti 🇭🇹 and immigrated to the United States as a teen. She earned a BA in English Literature and a Master’s from Notre Dame of Maryland University. Her Pushcart-nominated writing has been published in The Hong Kong Review, The Caribbean Writer, Peregrine: Amherst Writers, Calabash, Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism, Phoebe, and other literary journals. Her work has been anthologized in: The Butterfly’s Way: Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora in the United States, Haiti Noir, Mozayik: an anthology in Haitian Kreyòl; Us Against Alzheimer’s (Forthcoming, Sept. 2019), among other publications.


Ulysse’s critically-acclaimed debut story collection, “Drifting” was published by Akashic Books in 2014. Her novel, Mouths Don’t Speak appeared on several lists of most anticipated books of 2018. World Literature Today compared Ulysse to Danticat and Alvarez. Library Journal writes: “This beautifully written novel [Mouths Don’t Speak] recalls Toni Morrison’s Paradise.” The novel also received Honorable Mention in the 2019 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature Longlist.


Ulysse is a former Kratz Spring Writer in Residence at Goucher College. She has written two bilingual books for children: Fabiola Can Count and Fabiola Goes to School. She writes music, when she’s not writing fiction. Her single, “Is this the Legacy?” will be released late August, 2019. She lives in Maryland with her husband and their daughter.