Adam Morgan is a literary critic and the founding editor of the Chicago Review of Books and the Southern Review of Books, as well as the Chicago Literary Archive. His writing has appeared in The Paris Review, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Guernica, The AV Club, Esquire, The Guardian, Scientific American, Poets & Writers, Literary Hub, Longreads, Chicago Reader, Philadelphia Inquirer, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, and elsewhere, with an emphasis on modernist and speculative literature. He 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.
Adam is represented by Natalie Edwards at Trellis Literary Management.