Kenny Fries


Kenny Fries is the author of The History of My Shoes and the Evolution of Darwin's Theory (Carroll and Graf, 2007), which received the 2007 Outstanding Book Award from the Gustvus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights; Body, Remember: A Memoir (Dutton/Plume, 1997/1998; University of Wisconsin Press, 2003); and the editor of Staring Back: The Disability Experience from the Inside Out (Plume, 10997). His books of poems include Desert Walking (The Advocado Press, 2000) and Anesthesia. (The Advocado Press, 1996). He received a 2009 Creative Creative Foundation grant for Innovative Literautre, and was Creative Arts Fellow of the Japan/US Friendship Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as a Fulbright Scholar to Japan.


“Few are the writers who can so deftly weave science into personal reflections, compelling reminding readers of the unfathomable mystery of one terrestrial species.


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