Marianne Kirby

Marianne Kirby writes about bodies both real and imagined. She plays with the liminal space between vanishing kirbyand visibility; she thinks the things that go bump in the night need to spend some time in the sun. A long-time writer, editor, and activist, Marianne is a frequent contributor to women’s interest publications, news outlets, and tv shows that require people to have opinions. She has been published by the Guardian, xoJane, the Daily Dot, Bitch Magazine, Time, and others. She has appeared on TV and radio programs ranging from the Dr. Phil Show to Radio New Zealand. Marianne was born in Florida and returned there, because Florida Weird calls to its own. She has briefly escaped again but is already plotting her eventual winter migration. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

Marianne’s debut novel, Dust Bath Revival, a horror story about insatiable hunger, was released November, 2016 by Curiosity Quills. Hog Town Market, the sequel, also from CQ released in August 2018. Her previous books include Lessons from the Fat-o-Sphere:  Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce with Your Body (Perigee/Penguin 2009) and Screw Inner Beauty (Amazon Digital Services, 2010).


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