about



Kim Adrian's essays and short stories have appeared in O Magazine, Tin House, Agni, and The Gettysburg Review, among others. Her first book, Sock, is part of Bloomsbury’s Object Lessons series. Her writing has garnered several awards and recognitions including a scholarship to the Bread Load Writers Conference, a PEN New England Discovery Award, a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist’s Grant, and a fellowship to the Edward Albee Barn. Kim is the editor of The Shell Game: Writers Play with Borrowed Forms, an anthology of lyric essays that a review in The Millions praised as 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 from the Bennington Writing Seminars. In 2018, she published a memoir, The Twenty-Seventh Letter of the Alphabet, with University of Nebraska Press as part of their American Lives series, edited by Tobias Wolff. She has taught at Brown and Boston Universities. Her third book, Dear Knausgaard, will be published in 2020 by Fiction Advocate. She is currently at work on a novel based on the life and writings of E.T.A. Hoffmann.

Interviews +/-
SELECTED INTERVIEWS

Los Angeles Review of Books
interviewed by Sariah Dorbin
Tin House
interviewed by Michelle Wildgen
Washington Independent Review of Books
interviewed by Holly Smith
New World Writing
interviewed by Gary Percesepe
(scroll down for interview)
The Leaving Years Blog
interviewed by Kathryn Kopple
Barnstorm Literary Journal
interviewed by Wes Hood

Events +/-
UPCOMING EVENTS

March 7, 2020
AWP Conference "Close Readings: Experiments in Bibliomemoir"
San Antonio, TX

March 26, 2020
University of Hartford
Hartford, CT