Adam Levin (b. 1976/77) is an American fiction author. His short fiction has been published in places like Timothy McSweeney's Quarterly Concern and Tin House. Currently, he resides in Chicago, where he teaches Creative Writing and Literature at the School of the Art Institute. His first novel, The Instructions, was published in 2010 by McSweeney's.
Levin's first novel, The Instructions, gained a great deal of early buzz after being selected by Powell's Indispensable Book Club and The Rumpus Book Club.
Early reviews have drawn comparisons between David Foster Wallace and Philip Roth with Levin. Many reviewers praise the dark humor, the depth of the setting, and the commentary on Jewish identity. Some reviewers criticize the book's length; others praise it.
The Instructions was translated in France (Inculte) in 2011 and praised as one of the main new discoveries in foreign literature.
Levin's latest book, Hot Pink, is a collection of short stories released in 2012.