Adrienne Celt

Adrienne Celt Adrienne Celt’s debut novel, The Daughters, won the 2015 PEN Southwest Book Award for Fiction, was a finalist for the 2016 Crawford Award, and was named a Best Book of the Year by NPR and the NYPL. Her second novel, Invitation to a Bonfire, was an Indie Next Pick for June 2018, an Amazon Top 10 Book of the Month, and was named a Best Book of the Year by the Financial Times of London and Electric Literature—it’s currently being adapted for television by AMC. Her latest novel, End of the World House (April 2022) has been named a Best Book of Spring 2022 by Town & Country, Lit Hub, The Millions, the Chicago Review of Books, PopSugar, Bustle, and elsewhere. Also a cartoonist, her collection of comics, Apocalypse How? An Existential Bestiary was released by Diagram/New Michigan Press in 2016. The recipient of an O. Henry Prize, a Glenna Luschei Award, the Swarthout Prize, and residencies from The Lighthouse Works, Jentel, Ragdale, and the Willapa Bay AiR, her work has appeared in Esquire, The Kenyon Review, Zyzzyva, Strange Horizons, the Paris Review Daily, the Tin House Open Bar, The Rumpus, Ecotone, Epoch, and many other places. She received her MFA from Arizona State University in 2012, and was the Pima County Library Writer in Residence during the summer of 2016. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, and has been publishing the webcomic since 2011.