ABOUT MARIA ADELMANN
Maria Adelmann is the author of the short story collection, Girls of a Certain Age, and the novel, How to Be Eaten, which was a Belletrist bookclub pick and named a best book of the month by TIME Magazine, Glamour, and Bustle. She has written for Tin House, n+1, Electric Lit, McSweeney’s, LitHub, The Threepenny Review, the Indiana Review, Epoch, AQR, MQR, and many others, and her work has been selected by The Best American Short Stories as a distinguished story.
She has been awarded a Baker Artist Award from The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, an Individual Artist Award from The Maryland State Arts Council, a fellowship from The Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund in Film and Media Studies at Johns Hopkins, the Balch Prize for the Short Story, the George H. Coxe Award for Creative Writing, the Arthur Lynn Andrews Award for Fiction, and the Edward M. Murray Committee on the Arts Scholarship, and recently attended the Art Omi Writers' residency.
Adelmann has worked variously as a hotel reviewer, product tester, and copywriter, and also taught creative writing on land (at the University of Virginia) and at sea (on Semester at Sea). She was a Henry Hoyns Fellow at the University of Virginia, where she earned her MFA in Fiction and a Cornell Tradition Fellow at Cornell University, where she earned her BA in English and psychology.
From arts to crafts to writing, she finds joy in experimenting and creating projects of all kinds. Previously a resident of Baltimore, Adelmann currently lives in Copenhagen, where she got stuck during the pandemic, an experience you can read about here. You can follow her on Instagram or Twitter @ink176.
INTERVIEWS WITH MARIA
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