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Kim Edwards

Author of The New York Times Bestselling Novel "The Memory Keeper's Daughter"

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 Kim Edwards Biography

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.

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Books
The Memory Keeper's Daughter

The Memory Keeper's Daughter

The Secrets of a Fire King

The Secrets of a Fire King

The Lake of Dreams

The Lake of Dreams

Speaking Topics
  • Invention and Intention: The Intuitive and the Analytical in the Art of Writing

    Invention and Intention: The Intuitive and the Analytical in the Art of Writing In this talk, Kim will explore perspectives on the creative process, looking at the ways in which a wide and disparate array of writers have understood the genesis and growth of their work. In particular Kim will discuss examples from her own writing, both her stories and her novel; she will focus on the interplay between the intuitive discovering of a book (invention) and the analytical shaping of it (intention). In this talk, Kim will refer to several of her stories, as well as to The Memory Keeper’s Daughter.

  • When Art Meets Life

    Several of Kim’s stories, as well as her novel, grew from the ways in which particular characters intersected with the social and political realities of their times. In this talk, Kim will consider the ways in which contemporary or historical events can inspire fictional accounts, the challenges involved in researching and writing such stories, and the successful weave of fact and fiction. Specifically Kim will look at “A Gleaming in the Darkness,” “The Story of My Life,” and The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, reading from those works and discussing how they came to be.

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Kim Edwards?

    Booking fees for Kim Edwards, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kim Edwards, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kim Edwards for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kim Edwards for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kim Edwards or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kim Edwards or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Kim Edwards

Author of The New York Times Bestselling Novel "The Memory Keeper's Daughter"

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Kim Edwards Biography

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.

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Kim Edwards Speaking Topics

  • Invention and Intention: The Intuitive and the Analytical in the Art of Writing

    Invention and Intention: The Intuitive and the Analytical in the Art of Writing In this talk, Kim will explore perspectives on the creative process, looking at the ways in which a wide and disparate array of writers have understood the genesis and growth of their work. In particular Kim will discuss examples from her own writing, both her stories and her novel; she will focus on the interplay between the intuitive discovering of a book (invention) and the analytical shaping of it (intention). In this talk, Kim will refer to several of her stories, as well as to The Memory Keeper’s Daughter.

  • When Art Meets Life

    Several of Kim’s stories, as well as her novel, grew from the ways in which particular characters intersected with the social and political realities of their times. In this talk, Kim will consider the ways in which contemporary or historical events can inspire fictional accounts, the challenges involved in researching and writing such stories, and the successful weave of fact and fiction. Specifically Kim will look at “A Gleaming in the Darkness,” “The Story of My Life,” and The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, reading from those works and discussing how they came to be.

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  • How to book Kim Edwards?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kim Edwards for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Kim Edwards, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kim Edwards or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Kim Edwards?

    Booking fees for Kim Edwards, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kim Edwards, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Kim Edwards?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kim Edwards for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kim Edwards for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kim Edwards or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kim Edwards or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Kim Edwards is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kim Edwards for your event is available upon request. Kim Edwards generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jane Hamilton, Jamie Ford, Beth Hoffman, Adam Haslett and John Green. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kim Edwards for an upcoming event.

Kim Edwards Speaking Topics

  • Invention and Intention: The Intuitive and the Analytical in the Art of Writing

    Invention and Intention: The Intuitive and the Analytical in the Art of Writing In this talk, Kim will explore perspectives on the creative process, looking at the ways in which a wide and disparate array of writers have understood the genesis and growth of their work. In particular Kim will discuss examples from her own writing, both her stories and her novel; she will focus on the interplay between the intuitive discovering of a book (invention) and the analytical shaping of it (intention). In this talk, Kim will refer to several of her stories, as well as to The Memory Keeper’s Daughter.

  • When Art Meets Life

    Several of Kim’s stories, as well as her novel, grew from the ways in which particular characters intersected with the social and political realities of their times. In this talk, Kim will consider the ways in which contemporary or historical events can inspire fictional accounts, the challenges involved in researching and writing such stories, and the successful weave of fact and fiction. Specifically Kim will look at “A Gleaming in the Darkness,” “The Story of My Life,” and The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, reading from those works and discussing how they came to be.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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