I write serious things,
but I don't take myself seriously.
I love running, reading, bad tv, semicolons, superheroes, Jane Austen, reggaetón, and Philadelphia.
I contain multitudes. We all do.
“With a voice at once lyrical and unflinching, Konopka has written a novel that takes on some of the more difficult subjects of life: alcoholism, depression, suicide and the struggle to succeed in a world that often seems bent on making success impossible. Pheidippides Didn’t Die is a love story to Philadelphia, to literature, to the art of running, and—ultimately—a love story between two people who come together to pull themselves out of darkness and trauma through the goal of finishing a marathon. Fiercely and sexily funny, Pheidippides takes us through the depths of despair (think mile 20 in a marathon) and ultimately out the other side into hope and the affirmation of life.”
Author of Running the Rift,
winner of the Bellwether Prize
for Socially Engaged Fiction
Sign up for exclusive news, previews, updates, and offers.
I promise not to spam you.
Thank you for subscribing!
A confirmation email is on the way to your inbox.
I look forward to keeping in touch.