Alexandra Kleeman is a Staten Island-based writer of fiction and nonfiction, and the winner of the 2016 Bard Fiction Prize. Her fiction has been published in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Zoetrope: All-Story, Conjunctions, and Guernica, among others. Nonfiction essays and reportage have appeared in Harper's, Tin House, n+1, and The Guardian. Her work has received scholarships and grants from Bread Loaf, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Santa Fe Art Institute, and ArtFarm Nebraska. She is the author of the debut novel You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine (Harper, 2015) and Intimations (Harper, 2016), a short story collection.

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Evolution of Voice: Q&A With Alexandra Kleeman and Hasanthika Sirisena (Girls Write Now!, November 2014).

The M.F.A. Workshop: From Red Ink to Published Book (Publisher's Weekly, August 2014)

Month of Hair: Alexandra Kleeman's Long Straight Hairstyle (Refinery29, August 2011)

Publication in prestigious Paris Review opens doors for Boulder author (The Daily Camera, February 2011)

Alexandra Kleeman on 'Fairy Tale' (The Paris Review Daily, December 2010)


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