I appreciate the link, but I am pretty capable of doing my own Google- and Wiki-ing.
Thanks for clearing up the fuzzy-font thing also, I was getting ready to head off to work, and faced with the choice of finishing the post or looking it up.
I think the novel is interesting enough that I don't want to learn about the author until I'm done. They chose to go 'K.W.' for a reason, one of the effects is that I can't identify the author by gender without a little effort. So I think the author intended for me to think about the story presented without considering if it were written by a man or a woman. If I don't even want that biographic detail, I don't want more either. Yet!