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, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on July 10, 2018 and named one of "Summer's Smartest and Most Innovative Thrillers" by Vanity Fair.
Her recent performance works have been commissioned by The Chocolate Factory Theater and New York Live Arts. Her work has also been presented at PS122, Danspace Project, The Kitchen, Walker Arts Center, and many other venues. 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 critical writing has been published in the Paris Review, PAJ: a journal of performance and art, BOMB, LitHub, Lenny Letter, 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)