Kristin Czarnecki

The First Kristin: The Story of a Naming

In The First Kristin: The Story of a Naming, the author explores the unique experience of being named after a deceased sibling–her parents’ first child, who died when she was three years old–eight and a half years before the author was born. With compassion and grace, the author writes of this lost sister, this act of naming, and the complicated legacies of even the briefest of lives.

Kristin Czarnecki

Kristin Czarnecki is the author of The First Kristin: The Story of a Naming, a memoir about the experience of being named after a deceased sibling. She has published creative nonfiction, poetry, and literary criticism in a variety of venues, including Peatsmoke, Clementine Unbound, the Virginia Woolf Miscellany, Journal of Feminist Scholarship, Journal of Modern Literature, and Woolf Studies Annual. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati and is an English professor at Georgetown College. From 2015-2020, she served as president of the International Virginia Woolf Society.

Website: https://www.kristinczarnecki.com

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