landing page 2018


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." Kim's first book, Sock, is a celebration of the sublime aspects of the mundane. It is part of Bloomsbury's Object Lessons series. Kim is the editor of The Shell Game: Writers Play with Borrowed Forms, an anthology of lyric essays. She graduated from Barnard College with a major in Cultural Anthropology, and 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 a novel.




Kim's essays and stories have appeared in O MagazineTin HouseAgni, and many other places. Two essays have been translated into Mandarin for Chinese periodicals, five have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes (one given a Special Mention), and her essay "How to Buy Peaches" was cited as a Notable Essay in the Best American Essays. Click here for links and more information.


June 17, 2018 | Philadelphia 
Big Blue Marble Books (map)
Reading (3pm) The Shell Game: Writers Play with Borrowed Forms
Workshop (4pm) "Writing the 'Hermit Crab' Essay—Or How to Use Borrowed Forms to Structure Your Work"

October 3, 2018 | Boston
Brookline Booksmith
Launch Party 7pm
Reading from The Twenty-Seventh Letter of the Alphabet