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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." She graduated from Barnard College with a major in Cultural Anthropology, received her MFA in Literature and Creative Writing from the Bennington Writing Seminars, has taught at Brown and Boston Universities, and is currently at work on a novel and two other projects.

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

More details here.


"You Can't Have Flabby Curiosity: Three Questions for Kim Adrian"
Los Angeles Review of Books

Interview with Gary Percesepe
New World Writing (scroll down for interview)

"Online Survey for the Editor of an Anthology of Borrowed Form Essays"
punctuate.magazine

For more interviews & other press, click 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.