Adam Klein

Assistant professor of English, American University of Afghanistan; author, singer, songwriter

Adam Klein received his MFA from The New School in 2009 and is an Assistant Professor of English at the American University of Afghanistan. Dzanc Books will publish his anthology of Afghan writers under thirty at the end of 2013. He is the author of High Risk's Lambda Book Award-nominee, The Medicine Burns and Serpent's Tail published his novel, Tiny Ladies in 2003. "A Hardship Post" appeared January 2012 in "Fourteen Hills" and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Recently, he has published in the New York Times "At War" blog and an essay, "The Unnameable Poor In India and Bangladesh" in openDemocracy. He is also the author of the artist monograph, "Jerome: After the Pageant," and the singer/songwriter for the band, The Size Queens. His work has appeared in "Bomb," "San Francisco Camerawork," and other journals and websites. His interdisciplinary piece, "Appetite for Redaction" was featured on the November 2011 "Electric Literature" blog and his most recent song cycle/video: "Consumption Work: Tammy, Cybertariat, At The Aral Sea" was premiered on Election Day, November 6th 2012 here.