Kim Adrian’s new book, Dear Knausgaard, launches today. A compelling feminist critique of Book 6 of the autobiographical novel My Struggle, the Boston Globe writes that “the book ends up being about not just what it means to read Knausgaard’s work, but what it means to read, to think, to allow oneself to be not just moved by a piece of art, but altered by it in ‘the special kind of communion that’s sometimes possible through the medium of text.’”

Dear Knausgaard is available for purchase from Fiction Advocate, who has generously offered readers a preview of the first fifty pages. Adrian will also be participating in two online events, one in conjunction with the nonfiction blog Essay Daily on August 31 at 7 pm EST (register here), the other through the Brookline Booksmith, on September 3, also at 7 pm EST (register here).

Adrian’s essay “Ten Conversations about My Struggle” appeared in the Spring 2019 issue.

Kim Adrian is the author of the memoir The Twenty-Seventh Letter of the Alphabet. Her first book, Sock, is part of Bloomsbury’s Object Lessons series. She edited The Shell Game: Writers Play with Borrowed Forms, an anthology praised by The Millions for “offering a sense of hope about literature and its capacity for evolution and change.”

About the Gettysburg Review

The Gettysburg Review, published by Gettysburg College, is recognized as one of the country’s premier literary journals. Since its debut in 1988, work by such luminaries as E. L. Doctorow, Rita Dove, James Tate, Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Wilbur, and Donald Hall has appeared alongside that of emerging artists such as JM Holmes, Lydia Conklin, Jessica Hollander, Emily Nemens, Charles Yu, and Ashley Wurzbacher, who was recently named a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree.


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