Media Kit

Kim Adrian is the author of The Twenty-Seventh Letter of the Alphabet, a memoir. Her first book, Sock, is part of Bloomsbury's acclaimed Object Lessons Series. Her 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; two have received "Special Mention" from the Pushcart Prize anthology (2010, 2011); the essay "How to Buy Peaches" was cited as a Notable Essay in the Best American Essays 2010, and her short story "Toast" was cited as a Distinguished Short Story in the Best American Short Stories 2014

Kim's work has garnered several awards and recognitions including a scholarship to the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, a PEN New England Discovery Award, a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist's Grant, and fellowships to the Edward Albee Barn, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the Key West Literary Seminars, and the Ragdale Foundation.

The Shell Game: Writers Play with Borrowed Forms is an anthology of lyric essays edited by Kim. A review in The Millions praised the collection 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 a novel. She lives in the Boston-area with her husband and two children.

▸ Click here for a list of selected shorter works with links and more information.
▸ Click here for more info on Kim's current projects.

Email: kimadrian115 [at] gmail [dot] com

Kim is represented by Seren Adams at United Agents: SAdams [at] unitedagents [dot] co [dot] uk

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Genre: Memoir
ISBN-10: 1496201973
ISBN-13: 978-1496201973
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Series: American Lives (ed. Tobias Wolff)
Pub Date: 10/1/2018
Paperback: 304 pp
List Price: $19.15

One-line summary: a memoir written in the form of a glossary investigating a mother's mental illness.

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Genre: Philosophy/Aesthetics
ISBN-10: 1501315064
ISBN-13: 978-1501315060
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Series: Object Lessons (ed. Christopher Schaberg and Ian Bogost)
Pub Date: 9/7/2017
Paperback: 144 pp
List Price: $14.95

One-line summary: an examination of the humble sock reveals extraordinary secrets hiding in one of the most ordinary objects.

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Editor: Kim Adrian
Genre: Essays
ISBN-10: 0803296762
ISBN-13: 978-0803296763
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Pub Date: 4/1/2018
Paperback: 276 pp
List Price: $24.95

One-line summary: an anthology of lyric essays that borrow their forms from ordinary, everyday sources, such as recipes, police reports, and crossword puzzles.