Author: Adam Haslett

Profile: Adam Haslett is an American fiction writer and journalist. He was born on December 24, 1970 in Rye, New York. He grew up in Massachusetts and Oxfordshire, England. He completed his graduation from Wellesley High School and received his B.A. degree in English from Swarthmore College. Besides this he received the M.F.A. degree in Creative Writing from Iowa Writers’ Worksho and a J.D. from Yale University.

You Are Not a Stranger Here, is his debut short story collection. Adam has been awarded fellowships from the American Academy in Berlin, the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Guggenheim Foundation.

His career initiated as writer with a fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Centre in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Notes To My Biographer, in the Zoetrope Magazine, was his debut story. Haslett has also been a visiting professor at Columbia University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.


Writing style: During his career in journalism, Haslett wrote about politics in America, the financial crisis and a wide range of cultural topics including gay marriage in The Nation, The New Yorker, The Guardian, Vogue, The Financial Times and Esquire besides many others.


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Awards and Acknowledgements:


2002 – You Are Not a Stranger Here

2010 – Union Atlantic

2016 – Imagine Me Gone



2002 – New York Magazine Writer-of-the-Year Award winner

2002 – National Book Award finalist for You Are Not a Stranger Here

2003 – Pulitzer Prize finalist for You Are Not A Stranger Here

2003 – PEN/L.L. Winship Award winner for You Are Not a Stranger Here

2006 – PEN/Malamud Award winner for accomplishment in the short story form

2010 – The Commonwealth Prize finalist for Union Atlantic

2011 – Lambda Literary Award winner for Union Atlantic

2016 – National Book Award longlist for Imagine Me Gone

2016 – Kirkus Prize finalist for Imagine Me Gone

2017 – Pulitzer Prize finalist for Imagine Me Gone

2017 – National Book Critics Circle Award finalist for Imagine Me Gone

2017 – Los Angeles Times Book Award winner for Imagine Me Gone

2019 – Literary Hub, named, Imagine Me Gone, the second novel as one of the twenty best novels of the decade