Kim Cross


Birmingham, AL

Kim Cross

Writer. Rider. Raconteur.



The Crossing

International Association of Culinary Professionals Food Writing Award, Culinary Travel Writing
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The King of Tides

Winner of a Gold Lowell Thomas Award; republished in the Best American Sports Writing 2016
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What Stands in a Storm

Winner of a Gold Lowell Thomas Award from SATW and two MIN Awards (print and online).
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Take These Broken Wings

He lost both hands and feet at 21. But his hardest trial was vying for a spot on the Paralympic Team.
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The $37 Billion Oil Spill

SPECIAL REPORT: On the 5-year anniversary of the BP spill, a look at what the science says.
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Rinsing the Pearls

The secret to perfect Japanese rice lies in a ritual passed down through generations.
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A Living Legacy

A remarkable Birmingham garden stands as a tribute to the equally remarkable woman who created it.
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The Safe Place

A personal essay about what it's like to hide when the tornado sirens scream.
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The Art of Losing

In the biggest race of our lives, we learn that sometimes you have more to gain by losing than winning.

The Last Faulkner

A rare, inside glimpse of a sometimes-impenetrable Southern literary icon, from his niece.
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Grass Fed Beef vs Grain Fed Beef

An investigation of grass-fed vs grain-fed beef. (We bought and lab-tested half a cow.)
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The XX Factor

Mountain-bike instruction for women—by women—expedites the path from beginner to badass.
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Kim Cross

Kim Cross is the author of the NYT best-seller, What Stands in a Storm, winner of the Fitzgerald Museum Prize for Excellence in Writing and the American Society of Journalists and Authors book award for general nonfiction. A contributing editor for Southern Living and a feature writer, she has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Society of American Travel Writers, and the Media Industry Newsletter. Her writing has appeared in Outside, Garden & Gun, Popular Mechanics, Parade, Cooking Light, Bicycling, Runner’s World, The Tampa Bay Times, USA TODAY, and on and She lives in Alabama.