Kim Adrian is the author of the memoir The Twenty-Seventh Letter of the Alphabet ("aching, endless, unresolved, and extremely compelling" —The Los Angeles Review of Books). Her first book, Sock, is part of Bloomsbury's Object Lessons Series. Her award-winning essays and stories have been published in Tin House, AGNI, the Gettysburg Review, O Magazine, and many other places. The Shell Game: Writers Play with Borrowed Forms is an anthology of lyric essays edited by Kim and praised by The Millions for offering "a sense of hope about literature." Her third book, Letters to Knausgaard, is forthcoming in the spring of 2020 from Fiction Advocate.

Awards and recognitions include an Artist's Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Foundation, a scholarship to the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, fellowships to the Edward Albee Barn, Ragdale, and the Virginia Center for the Arts; a notable essay in Best American Essays, a distinguished story in Best American Short stories, and a special mention in the Pushcart Prize anthology. Kim has taught creative writing at Brown University and Boston's Grub Street. Her current projects include the libretto for an opera called The Strange Child (commissioned by Kamraton Chamber Music Ensemble; music by Julia Werntz) and a novel about the life and work of E.T.A. Hoffmann.

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