(Kerouac Writer-in-Residence 2008-2009)
Kimberly Elkins’ fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Iowa Review, The Chicago Tribune, Best New American Voices, Slice and Glamour, among others. She was a finalist for the National Magazine Award in fiction, and fellowships include Harvard, Radcliffe and the Kerouac Project for research for her novel, What Is Visible, published by Grand Central in June 2014 to critical acclaim, including the cover of the New York Times Book Review, and NBC’s Today Weekend Show. The novel was chosen as “The Most Inspirational Book of 2014” by Women’s Day, Library Journal’s Top 2014 Debuts, and the June Top Fiction Pick for BookPage. Kimberly has a BA from Duke, and an MFA in Fiction from Boston University. She lives in Brooklyn, and is currently a Visiting Lecturer in the MFA program in Creative Writing at The University of Hong Kong.