Cara Blue Adams is a fiction writer. She is a 2018-19 Center for Fiction Emerging Writers Fellow. Her stories have appeared in NarrativeThe Kenyon ReviewEpochThe Missouri ReviewThe Mississippi Review, and The Sun. She is the recipient of The Missouri Review William Peden Prize and The Kenyon Review Short Fiction Prize, judged by Alice Hoffman, and she was named one of Narrative’s "15 Below 30." Her awards include a New York State Council on the Arts Artist-in-Residence Exchange Grant and scholarships and fellowships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts.  

Cara was recently featured in Poets & Writers' 'Aha Moment' series and in an article in the New York Times on the Lighthouse Works residency program on Fishers Island, where she was a fiction fellow. She grew up in Vermont and is the former co-editor of The Southern Review. Now she lives in Brooklyn and is an assistant professor of creative writing at Seton Hall University, where she directs the Poetry-in-the-Round reading series.