Adam Morgan is the founding editor of the Chicago Review of Books and the Southern Review of Books. His essays and criticism have appeared in The Paris Review, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago magazine, The AV Club, The Guardian, Poets & Writers, Literary Hub, Longreads, Chicago Reader, 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, The Lakeside Address.
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.