ABOUT MARIA ADELMANN
Maria Adelmann is the author of a novel and a short story collection. Her work has been published by Tin House, n+1, The Threepenny Review, Indiana Review, Epoch, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Alaska Quarterly Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Lit Hub, Electric Literature, among others, and has been selected as a Distinguished Story in The Best American Short Stories 2020. She has been awarded prizes from The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, The Maryland State Arts Council, The Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund, and others.
Adelmann has worked variously as a hotel reviewer, product tester, copywriter, and teacher of creative writing, both while sailing around the world on Semester at Sea and at the University of Virginia, where she was a Henry Hoyns Fellow and earned her MFA in Fiction. She received her BA in English and psychology from Cornell University, where she was a Cornell Tradition Fellow, an award given to students who work and volunteer as undergraduates.
She enjoys learning complicated new crafts and letting art projects take over her life. A longtime resident of Baltimore, Adelmann ended up getting stuck in Copenhagen during the pandemic, an experience you can read about here.
Hungry for more intimate details and embarrassing revelations? Read these interviews!
Squaring Inherent Darkness & Femininity with Gabriella Souza (The Adroit Journal, June 2021)
The Creative World of the Project with Colleen Hubbard (Fiction Writers Review, May 2021)