Adam Stumacher is an author and educator whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Granta, Narrative, The Kenyon Review, The Sun, The Southern Review, and others, was anthologized in Best New American Voices, and won a Nelson Algren Award and the Raymond Carver Short Story Award. He holds degrees from Cornell University and Saint Mary’s College and was the Carol Houck Smith fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. He has been awarded a tuition scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, as well as residencies from the Vermont Studio Center, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Spiro Arts, and others. He has taught at MIT, the Harvard Kennedy School, the University of Wisconsin, Saint Mary’s College, Framingham State University, and Grub Street. A longtime educator in urban schools, he has been awarded the Sontag Prize in Urban Education as well as a fellowship from the Lynch Leadership Academy at Boston College, and his commentaries on education appear regularly on NPR. After living in Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, Adam currently lives in the Boston area with his wife, author Jennifer De Leon, and their two sons. He is working on a short story collection and a novel.




Eleven Kinds of Exile: a collection of eleven short stories that examines contemporary global culture by depicting the lives of immigrants and travelers, refugees and expatriates. 

Homeward Dove: a novel about a couple on the verge of separation who are trapped together at the onset of a global pandemic, and then people begin to inexplicably vanish into their screens. 




Eleven Kinds of Exile is a book for our times. It examines the immigrant experience, with its many drivers – economic or political necessity, flight from crime, the search for adventure, the yearning to help out or to make life meaningful. The searchers come from Somalia to South Boston, from Canada to Taiwan, from Vietnam and Israel to America, from Miami to Cuba, from America to whatever is different or exotic enough — Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul. The disappointments, the misunderstandings, the danger, the exploitation, the ruin, all are presented with a clear and dispassionate eye that is finally, in many cases, heart-breaking.”  —Sue Miller