Department of Rhetoric and Composition


Brief Biography

Adam Klein is the author of the forthcoming novel, Shine Your Light. He is the author of the story collection, The Medicine Burns (High Risk Books); the Serpent's Tail novel, Tiny Ladies; the D.A.P. artist monograph, Jerome: After the Pageant. He also edited The Gifts of the State: New Writing from Afghanistan which was published by Dzanc Books in 2013. He has taught in the United States, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and was twice a visiting fulbright professor in India. 

MFA, Creative Writing, The New School, New York 
MA, English, San Francisco State University, California

Awards/ Fellowships

  • Fulbright Nehru, Visiting Senior Scholar, IIT Kanpur, India 2015
  • Millay Colony writer in residence 2014
  • Ucross writer in residence 2008
  • Corporation of Yaddo writer in residence 2008
  • Fulbright Lecturer, India 2007
  • Caldera writer in residence 2003
  • MacDowell Colony writer in residence 2000
  • Edward Albee Foundation writer in residence 1999
  • Villa Montalvo writer in residence 1997
  • Norton Family Foundation Grant 1995
  • Academy of American Poets Award 1979