Adam Morgan is the founding editor of the Chicago Review of Books and the Southern Review of Books, as well as the Chicago Literary Archive. His essays and criticism have appeared in The Paris Review Daily, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Guernica, The AV Club, The Guardian, Poets & Writers, Literary Hub, Longreads, Chicago Reader, Chicago magazine, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, and elsewhere, with an emphasis on Chicago, Midwestern, Southern, and speculative literature. He splits his time between Chicago and Charlotte, and writes a monthly newsletter about forthcoming books, The Frontlist.
He is a core faculty member at StoryStudio Chicago and has taught writing at Roosevelt University in Chicago — where he completed an MFA — and the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. In 2018, he was awarded the James Friend Memorial Award by the Society of Midland Authors for literary criticism, as well as a National City and Regional Magazine Award for his work in Chicago magazine. He’s a proud member of the Caxton Club.