ABOUT K

Short bio: K Chess is the author of FAMOUS MEN WHO NEVER LIVED. Her short stories have been honored by the Nelson Algren Literary Award and the Pushcart Prize. She was a W.K. Rose Fellow, earned an MFA from Southern Illinois University and currently teaches at GrubStreet. She lives with her wife in Providence, Rhode Island.

K Chess, a happy woman in sunglasses stands in front of an iceberg.

Longer bio: K Chess is the author of FAMOUS MEN WHO NEVER LIVED (Tin House Books, 2019). Her writing has appeared in The Chicago Tribune’s Printer’s Row Journal, PANK, Salon, Tor.com and other outlets. Her short stories have been honored by the Nelson Algren Literary Award and the Pushcart Prize. K earned a BA from Vassar College and an MFA from Southern Illinois University. She was awarded a W.K. Rose Fellowship in the Creative Arts. She reads fiction for Quarterly West and teaches writing at GrubStreet in Boston and Rhode Island.

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. She recently changed her name for super-official reasons, and lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

INTERVIEWS WITH K:

Interview with K in The Rumpus, March 2019.

Interview with K in Foreword Face Off: Reviewers Interviewing Authors, February 2019.

One from the vaults! Contributor Spotlight from Midwestern Gothic, February 2016.

 

PRESS MATERIALS:

Download a press release about FAMOUS MEN WHO NEVER LIVED, an image of the book cover or an author photo (copyright: Bradlee Swinton Westie).

 

CONTACT:

Email: kchessok@gmail.com

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

Adaptation Rights: Sean Daily at Hotchkiss and Associates