Creative Writing, Fiction, Nonfiction


Cara Blue Adams is the author of You Never Get ItBack (University of Iowa Press, 2021), which was named a New York Times Editors’ Choice and awarded the John Simmons Short Fiction Prize, judged by Brandon Taylor, who calls it “a modern classic.” It was shortlisted for the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction and longlisted for the Story Prize. Over twenty-five of her stories appear in magazines such as GrantaThe Kenyon ReviewAmerican Short FictionEpoch, and Electric Literature, and she is the recipient of the Kenyon Review Short Fiction Prize, the Missouri Review William Peden Prize, and the Meringoff Prize in Fiction, as well as a Center for Fiction Emerging Writer Fellowship. She has also received fellowships and support from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Lighthouse Works, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts. Her essays appear in magazines such as The New YorkerBookforum, and The Believer. She earned a B.A. from Smith College and an MFA from the University of Arizona. She is a former co-editor of The Southern Review and an associate professor at Temple University.


Selected Publications

  • You Never Get It Back, stories

Courses Taught

  • Fiction Workshop