Kim Dana Kupperman is the author of a critically acclaimed essay collection, I Just Lately Started Buying Wings. Missives From The Other Side Of Silence (Graywolf, 2010), which received the 2009 Bakeless Prize in Nonfiction from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. She is the founder of Welcome Table Press, dedicated to publishing and celebrating the essay in all its forms.
Her honors include notable mentions in the Pushcart Prize anthology (2007; 2010) and Best American Essays (2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010); the 2003 Robert J. DeMott Prose Prize from Quarter after Eight; and first place in the 1996 Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest. Ms. Kupperman is the recipient of fellowships at Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and the Kenyon Review Writer's Workshop in 2010, a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Literature Fellowship in 2009, and a Center for Book Arts scholarship and a fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in 2008. Her work has appeared in many literary periodicals, including Best American Essays 2006, Fourth Genre, Hotel Amerika, Nightsun, and River Teeth.
In addition to teaching at Fairfield University’s low-residency MFA, she coordinates the summer conference of the award-winning quarterly literary journal, The Gettysburg Review, where she was the managing editor from 2004 to 2011.