Kimberly Elkins’s fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Best New American Voices, The Iowa Review, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Glamour, Slice, and Hobart, among others. She was a finalist for the National Magazine Award and has received fellowships from the Edward Albee Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, The American Antiquarian Society, and a joint research fellowship from the Houghton Library at Harvard, the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe and the Massachusetts Historical Society for research for her novel, WHAT IS VISIBLE. Kimberly won the 2004 David J. Langum, Sr. Prize for American Historical Fiction, the Summer Literary Seminars Nonfiction Award, the St. Botolph Emerging Artist Award, and was the runner-up for the 2012 Nelson Algren Award and one of three finalists for the 2014 Library of Virginia Literary Award. Residency fellowships include the Millay Colony, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Blue Mountain Center, and she was also the 2009 Kerouac Project Writer in Residence. She’s had three plays produced in New York and won a New York Moth Slam. Kimberly has taught at Florida State University, Boston University, and in the M.F.A. Program at the University of Hong Kong. She has a B.A. from Duke University, and an MFA in Fiction from Boston University. Kimberly grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia and currently lives in Brooklyn.
This Is Not a Eulogy, The Los Angeles Review of Books, a personal essay that’s my favorite and most vulnerable: (read)