New York, NY — Kimberly grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of southwest Virginia, and received a B.A. in English from Duke University, and an MFA in Fiction from Florida State University. She is now a resident of New York City, where she’s also had three plays produced. Her fiction and nonfiction have been published in The Atlantic Monthly, Best New American Voices 2004, The Village Voice, Glamour, Prevention Magazine the McGraw-Hill college literature textbook, \”Arguing Through Literature,\” and a personal essay is upcoming in Maisonneuve. Kimberly was a 2004 Finalist for the National Magazine Award in Fiction, and won the 2008 Summer Literary Seminar nonfiction competition, for which she gave a reading at the Mayakovskay Library in St Petersburg, Russia. She has received fellowships from The Edward Albee Foundation, The Sewanee Writers Conference, The Wesleyan Writers Conference, and specifically for research on her historical novel, “What Is Visible,” was the recipient of the 2007 William Randolph Hearst Fellowship at The American Antiquarian Society, and a joint research fellowship from the Houghton Library at Harvard, the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe and the Massachusetts Historical Society (the New England Consortium Fellowship). This year, she’s had residencies at The Millay Colony and Blue Mountain Center, and will be the Writer in Residence for the Kerouac Project, living in Jack Kerouac\’s Florida home, March-May 2009.