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. The Lake of Dreams, her highly anticipated second novel, is now available from Penguin.
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.