Kim Edwards’ The Memory Keeper’s Daughter was published in paperback in the summer of 2006 and within just weeks simultaneously reached the #1 spot on the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Book Sense bestseller lists. Over one year later, the title continues its reign as a must-read across the nation and a top fixture on the New York Times paperback fiction list.
Kim Edwards has won numerous awards, including a Whiting Award and the Nelson Algren Award and most recently the Kentucky Literary Award for fiction. She is the author of a collection of short stories, The Secrets of a Fire King, which was an alternate for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her stories and essays have appeared in Ploughshares, Zoetrope, Anteaus, Story, and the Paris Review and have received a National Magazine Award for excellence in fiction and a Pushcart Prize. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, her first novel, was chosen as a Barnes and Noble Discover title and won the British Book Award. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she currently teaches writing at the University of Kentucky. She lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband and daughters.