About

ABOUT

Kim Adrian is the author of The Twenty-Seventh Letter of the Alphabet, a memoir the Los Angeles Review of Books described as "ambitious...aching, endless, unresolved, and extremely compelling." Her first book, Sock, is part of Bloomsbury's acclaimed Object Lessons Series. Her shorter works have appeared in O MagazineTin HouseAgni, the Gettysburg Review, and many other places. Two essays have been translated into Mandarin for Chinese literary magazines; two have received "Special Mentions" 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 the story "Toast" was cited as a Distinguished 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.

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