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Kim Fairley

Kim Fairley is an artist and memoirist who writes about wrestling with secrets, healing from grief, and competitive swimming during the early years of Title IX. Her three books include Swimming for My Life, releasing in the fall of 2022, and Shooting out the Lights: A Memoir, which was a finalist in the International Book Awards Parenting & Family category and was named a Distinguished Favorite Memoir by the Independent Press Awards. After attending USC, where she was the second woman ever to receive a full scholarship for swimming, Fairley earned an MFA in mixed media from the University of Michigan.  She lives in Ann Arbor.


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