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Kim Adrian's memoir, The Twenty-Seventh Letter of the Alphabet, is forthcoming from the University of Nebraska Press this fall. David Shields calls it "a stunning merger of form and content; a remarkable portrait-becomes-self-portrait; and something like a master class in complicity." Her first book, Sock, reminds us that extraordinary secrets live in mundane material realities. The Los Angeles Review of Books described it as "illuminating, erudite, deeply intelligent." Kim edited The Shell Game: Writers Play with Borrowed Forms, an anthology of lyric essays, which a review in The Millions praised for providing "a sense of hope about literature and its capacity for evolution and change." A graduate of Barnard College with a major in Cultural Anthropology, Kim received her MFA in Literature and Creative Writing from the Bennington Writing Seminars. She has taught at Brown and Boston Universities, and is currently at work on two new projects.

• Brookline Booksmith, 10/3
Shakespeare & Co., 10/18
• Green Apple Books, 10/30
• NonfictioNOW, 11/1-3
• Counterpath Press, 11/24

Further details here.


Kim's essays and short stories have garnered several awards and recognitions including a scholarship to the Breadloaf Writers Conference, a fellowship to the Edward Albee Barn, a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist's Grant, a PEN New England Discovery Award, and the Editors' Prize at the New Ohio Review.

Shorter works have appeared in O Magazine, Tin House, Agni, the Gettysburg Review, and many other places. Two essays have been translated into Mandarin for Chinese literary magazines, five have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes (one given a Special Mention), and the essay "How to Buy Peaches" was cited as a Notable Essay in the Best American Essays.

More information here.