was born in New York
and studied fine arts at
the School of Visual Arts
in New York and at the
Hochschule der Künste,
Berlin, Germany, where
she lives and works.

published 2010 by
Spuyten Duyvil Press
in Brooklyn, New York,
is her first book.

Scrima was the recipient
of a literature fellowship from the
Berlin Council on Science, Research,
and the Arts in 2004. In 2007 she won a
National Hackney Literary Award for
SISTERS, a short story from an ongoing
collection titled IN THE BLOOD.

An excerpt from a novel-in-progress has recently won
Second Prize in Glimmer Train’s Fall 2010 Fiction Open.


Scrima is also the
author of ISHMAEL,
which she is currently expanding
into a graphic novel in
collaboration with the
artist Gabi Rets.

Scrima’s criticism can be read regularly in The Brooklyn Rail and The Rumpus.