Andrea Kleine is a novelist, choreographer, performance artist, and essayist. She is a five-time MacDowell Colony fellow and a New York Foundation for the Arts fellow. Her debut novel, CALF, was described by Publishers' Weekly as "unsettling, scary, and often brilliant" and named one of their Best Fiction Books of 2015. Her new novel, EDEN, will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2018.
Kleine has been described as an "enigmatic and eccentric" (The New York Times), "brainy, allusive Downtown artist" (The Village Voice), whose work is "wry, poignant" (The New York Times) and "something like genius" (ArtVoice).
Her recent performance works include SCREENING ROOM, OR, THE RETURN OF ANDREA KLEINE (AS REVEALED THROUGH A RE-ENACTMENT OF A 1977 TELEVISION PROGRAM ABOUT A ‘LONG AND BAFFLING’ FILM BY YVONNE RAINER (2014), commissioned by The Chocolate Factory Theater; and MY DINNER WITH ANDREA: THE PIECE FORMERLY KNOWN AS TORTURE PLAYLIST (2017) commissioned by New York Live Arts.
Her critical writing has been published in PAJ: a journal of performance and art, BOMB, LitHub, Los Angeles Review of Books, and on her blog, The Dancers Will Win.
Kleine grew up in Washington, DC and Richmond, VA. She lives in New York City.
(photo credit: Sylvie Rosokoff)