MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)2019
Maria Adelmann's novel AFTERMATH and short story collection GIRLS OF A CERTAIN AGE are forthcoming from LITTLE, BROWN. Her novel reimagines classic fairy tale characters as modern women in a support group for trauma, while her short story collection features realistic, character-driven stories that explore the worlds of female narrators.
Her short stories have been published in Tin House, The Threepenny Review, Indiana Review, Epoch, Michigan Quarterly Review, and Southeast Review, among other magazines. Her nonfiction has appeared on McSweeny’s Internet Tendency, Common Dreams, Mental Floss, The Adroit Journal, and other outlets. Her essay, “Basket Weaving 101” was included in the n+1 book MFA vs. NYC. Her essay garnered special mentions in The New York Times, Open Letters Monthly, and Book Riot.
Maria has an MFA in fiction from The University of Virginia, where she was a Poe/Faulkner fellow and also taught writing, and an BA in English and psychology from Cornell University. She taught on Semester at Sea while traveling to Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa. She has worked as a travel writer, editor, copywriter, and visual merchandiser. She lives in Baltimore City.