K Chess is a Boston-based writer and teacher.  FAMOUS MEN WHO NEVER LIVED, her debut novel, is forthcoming from Tin House Books in 2018. Her short fiction has appeared in The Chicago Tribune’s Printer’s Row Journal, PANK, Midwestern Gothic, and these other fine periodicals. She earned a BA from Vassar College and an MFA from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. She teaches writing at GrubStreet.

K’s work explores issues of identity and belonging, and the ways people communicate (or fail to communicate) across lines of experience. She enjoys pop culture, casual eavesdropping, and third-person autobiography.




Literary Agent:  Stacia Decker of Dunow, Carlson and Lerner.

Adaptation Rights: Sean Daily at Hotchkiss and Associates.

Twitter: @kchessok

Email: kchessok@gmail.com