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Alice Sola Kim is an Asian American science fiction writer living in Brooklyn, New York. Kim was a 2016 Whiting Award recipient.[1] Her writings have appeared in McSweeney’s Quarterly, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Tin House, Lenny Letter, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Buzzfeed, and Strange Horizons.[1][2] Kim's works include short stories like “We Love Deena" and "Hwang's Billion Brilliant Daughters.”[3]

Alice Sola Kim
EducationStanford University
Alma materWashington University in St. Louis
Genrescience fiction
Notable awardsWhiting Award



Kim was raised in Seattle, Washington.[4] Kim received a B.A. from Stanford University in 2006 and an M.F.A. from the Creative Writing Program at Washington University in St. Louis in 2011.[5]

Awards and honorsEdit

In 2016, Kim was selected as one of ten recipients of the annual Whiting Awards.[6] Kim has received grants and scholarships from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Elizabeth George Foundation.[7] Vice described Kim as part of a "Subversive New Generation of Asian American Writers."[8] In 2018, her horror short story, "Mothers, Lock Up Your Daughters Because They Are Terrifying" was acquired by 2000 Fox and 21 Laps, the producers of the Netflix original series Stranger Things, with Kim executive producing.[9]


  1. ^ a b Honorees, Whiting (2016-03-22). "Alice Sola Kim, Fiction". The Paris Review. Retrieved 2018-05-12.
  2. ^ "New Fiction By Alice Sola Kim: "Successor, Usurper, Replacement"". BuzzFeed. Retrieved 2018-05-12.
  3. ^ "Publications". Alice Sola Kim. Retrieved 2018-05-12.
  4. ^ "Helping Writers With a Windfall Avoid a Downfall". The New York Times. 2016-04-06. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-05-12.
  5. ^ "Alice Kim | Chancellor's Graduate Fellowship Program". Retrieved 2018-05-12.
  6. ^ "Alumna Alice Sola Kim Wins Prestigious Whiting Award | Arts & Sciences". Retrieved 2018-05-12.
  7. ^ "Alice Sola Kim". Brooklyn Book Festival. Archived from the original on 2017-09-22. Retrieved 2018-05-12.
  8. ^ "The Subversive New Generation of Asian American Writers". Vice. 2016-07-05. Retrieved 2018-05-12.
  9. ^ Fleming, Mike; Jr (2018-12-10). "Fox 2000, 21 Laps Win Screen Auction To 'Mothers, Lock Up Your Daughters Because They Are Terrifying'". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-12-14.

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