About Kim Chernin

Kim Chernin, Ph.D. has won acclaim for her numerous works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, including The ObsessionIn My Mother’s House (Nominated for Chronicle Critics Award and Chosen as Alice Walker’s Favorite Book of the Year in 1983 New York Times), The Flame Bearers (1986 New York Times Notable Book) and National Best Seller The Hungry Self.

She has appeared on Phil DonahueGood Morning America, Charlie Rose Show and The Today Show. She was included in two documentary films widely viewed on PBS: If Women Ruled the World: A Washington Dinner Party, July 1999, produced by Richard Karz, andRemembering the Goddess, Canadian Film Board. She has been featured on dozens of radio stations across the U.S., including NPRKQED Forum and Larry King Radio. Her articles have appeared in New York Times MagazineFocus Magazine and Tikkun, and her work has been featured in New York Times Book ReviewBoston GlobeSan Francisco Chronicle,Washington PostLA TimesNewsday and more.

A recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts in Fiction.

Her work is being collected by the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe.

Kim lives in Northern California with her life companion, Renate Stendhal.


There are Five Manuscripts I haven’t yet wanted to publish.

They are available in my archive at the Schlesinger Library at Radcliff.

Kim Trickster 2 Trickster: A True Confession (2012)
The story of a young girl who is a natural shape-shifter, a born liar and story-teller who plays around with genders and can easily take on a boy’s feeling for freedom and adventure.
Life’s Long Learning: Essays
Encounter with Unexpected Teachers.
Intuitive Listening: Essays
A Study of the kind of listening that is not based on theoretical knowledge.
My Sister and The Kabbalist: A Memoir of What If and If Only
The story of the life my sister would have lived if she hadn’t died at the age of 16
My First Year in the Country: Memoir
You Never know what is waiting for you when you make a move.