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."

Her first book, Sock, reminds us that extraordinary secrets live in mundane material realities. The Los Angeles Review of Books called Sock "illuminating, erudite, deeply intelligent." 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 and two other projects.