Kim Dana Kupperman is the author of Six Thousand Miles to Home: A Novel Inspired by a True Story of World War II (Legacy Edition Books, 2018), The Last of Her: A Forensic Memoir (Jaded Ibis Press, 2016), and a critically acclaimed, award-winning essay collection, I Just Lately Started Buying Wings. Missives from the Other Side of Silence (Graywolf Press, 2010). She is the lead editor of You: An Anthology of Essays Devoted to the Second Person (2013) and publisher of the anthology Essaying the Essay (2014).
Ms. Kupperman is the founding editor of Welcome Table Press, an independent nonprofit devoted to celebrating & publishing the essay. She curates and edits two free pamphlet series, Occasional Papers on Practice & Form and Essaying the Body Electric.
Ms. Kupperman has been a teacher and editor for thirty years. Currently, she teaches privately and as a guest faculty member at West Virginia Wesleyan University's low-residency MFA program. From 2011-2014, she was the Visiting Writer-in-Residence in nonfiction at Fordham University, and from 2010 to 2015, she was a faculty member at Fairfield University's low-residency MFA. She has taught in many conferences. She is the former managing editor of the Gettysburg Review, where she also coordinated an annual summer writers' conference.
Her work has appeared in numerous literary journals and been anthologized in Best American Essays and elsewhere (see publications/ephemera for more information). Awards include the 2013 Normal School Prize, the 2010 Bakeless Prize in Nonfiction, the 2003 Robert J. DeMott Prose Prize from Quarter after Eight, and first place in the 1996 Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest.
Ms. Kupperman is the recipient of fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Kenyon ReviewWriter's Workshop, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Center for Book Arts, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
photo by Irène Jonas
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Representation: Ms. Kupperman is represented by Robert Wilson at Wilson Media.