Discipline: Literature – fiction, Literature – nonfiction

Adam Klein

Discipline: Literature – fiction, Literature – nonfiction
Region: New York, NY, San Francisco, CA, and INDIA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2000, 2019

Adam Klein is an American writer and musician currently dividing time between New York, San Francisco, and India. He was born in Florida and attended Miami Dade Community College, where he studied fashion and poetry. He earned an M.A. from San Francisco State University and an M.F.A. from The New School, both in creative writing. He first book, a short story collection, was nominated for a Lambda Award and excerpts appear in Best American Gay Fiction and Men on Men 5. Klein is also the author of several novels and musical projects. As a singer-songwriter, he joined a band for several years and also branched into multimedia productions. Over the course of his career, Klein earned residencies at MacDowell, the Millay Colony, Yaddo, Ucross, and in India on a Fulbright Nehru Senior Scholarship. He is recipient of the Pushcart Prize, a Norton Family Foundation Grant, the Academy of American Poets Award, and a Vogelstein Foundation Grant.



Adam Klein worked in the Heyward studio.

The Lodge Annex, a wing on the west side of the men’s dormitory (The Lodge), was completed in 1926. Initially intended as an apartment for a caretaker, the space was soon repurposed as a live-in studio for writers. In recognition of a major endowment gift from the DuBose and Dorothy Heyward Foundation, Lodge Annex was…

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