Kim Adrian's short stories and essays have appeared in Tin House, Agni, the Gettysburg Review, Crazyhorse, the New England Review, Ninth Letter, the Raritan Review, New World Writing, and elsewhere. Among the awards and recognitions she's received are a P.E.N. New England Discovery Award, an Artist’s Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, three Pushcart Prize nominations, and the Editor’s Prize in Nonfiction from the New Ohio Review, as well as residencies at the Edward Albee Barn, Ragdale, and VCCA, and scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Key West Literary Seminars.
Currently, she is at work on a memoir that investigates the mechanics of memory and the half-life of rage in a family haunted by mental illness, addiction, and incest. About this work-in-progress, New York Times Book Review critic Sven Birkerts has said, “Kim Adrian works her painful subject matter with great care and respect. She knows when reticence will work as well as declaration.”
She lives near Boston with her husband and two children, and teaches creative writing at Grub Street.