Adrianne Harun's short fiction, essays, and book reviews have been published in numerous magazines and journals, including Story, the Chicago Tribune, Narrative Magazine, Cincinnati Review, Ontario Review, The Sun, Willow Springs, and Colorado Review. Her first short story collection, The King of Limbo (Houghton Mifflin) was a Sewanee Writing Series selection and a Washington State Book Award finalist. Stories from her upcoming collection, Catch, Release, have been noted as "Distinguished Stories" in both Best American Mystery Stories (2003) and Best American Short Stories (2009). Her work has also been included in several anthologies, including "The Darger Episodes," inspired by the work of outsider artist Henry Darger, which appeared in Looking Together: Northwest Writers on Art, published by the University of Washington Press in conjunction with the Frye Art Museum. Her first novel, A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain, published by Viking Penguin, won the 2015 Pinckley Prize for Crime Fiction, was shortlisted for the Pacific Northwest Bookseller's Association Award, and has been named a finalist for the Washington State Book Award.
A longtime resident of Port Townsend, Washington, Adrianne has taught as a core faculty member of the Rainier Writing Workshops, an MFA program at Pacific Lutheran University, as well as a faculty member at the Sewanee School of Letters at the University of the South.