Alexandra Kleeman

Alexandra Kleeman’s short fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, Zoetrope: All-Story, Conjunctions, BOMB, Gulf Coast, and Guernica. Her nonfiction has appeared in Tin House, Golden Handcuffs Review, and n+1. She received her MFA in fiction from Columbia University, and has received grants and scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Santa Fe Art Institute. She is currently completing a PhD in Rhetoric at UC Berkeley.  Her debut novel is YOU TOO CAN HAVE A BODY LIKE MINE (Harper, August 25, 2015).  Her next book, a short story collection entitled IMITATIONS, will come out from Harper in the fall 2016 season.  Originally from Boulder, CO, Kleeman now lives in New York City.  For more on Alexandra Kleeman, visit:

October Lit: Excerpt from YOU TOO CAN HAVE A BODY LIKE MINE by Alexandra Kleeman

For October, we’re excited to bring you an excerpt of Alexandra Kleeman’s debut novel, You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine. A dark satire meditating on everything from television and commercialism to food and body image, Kleeman’s novel will leave you discomforted and disoriented, while enticing you to enjoy the strangeness of the ride.

-- Karissa Chen, Fiction & Poetry Editor

Excerpt of YOU TOO CAN HAVE A BODY LIKE MINE.  Copyright © 2015 by Alexandra Kleeman