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Adrienne Kress
Born Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Writer, Actor
Nationality Canadian
Genre Children's and young adult
Notable works Alex and the Ironic Gentleman

Adrienne Kress is a Canadian author and actress.


Adrienne Kress is the author of the children's novels Alex and the Ironic Gentleman and Timothy and the Dragon's Gate (Scholastic), as well as the Young Adult novels, The Friday Society (Penguin) and Outcast (Diversion Books).

In 2016 and 2017 she released two new Middle Grade novels, each the first in an upcoming series: The Explorers: The Door in the Alley (Random House) and Hatter Madigan: Ghost in the H.A.T.B.O.X., the latter in collaboration with The New York Times bestselling author Frank Beddor (set in the same world as his Looking Glass Wars trilogy).

Hatter Madigan: Ghost in the H.A.T.B.O.X. was announced on The View with Adrienne cosplaying as Alyss Heart, one of the series' protagonists, along with Whoopi Goldberg who supported the Kickstarter campaign for the creation of a Looking Glass Wars graphic novel and bought a reward to have the character The Queen of Clubs in the book series based on her.

Also in 2016, her essay appeared alongside Margaret Atwood and Mariko Tamaki in the non-fiction anthology The Secret Loves Of Geek Girls (Bedside Press).

Spring 2018 will see the release of the second book in The Explorers series: The Reckless Rescue.

Adrienne has also been featured on InnerSPACE for her work incorporating the martial art of Bartitsu made famous by Arthur Conan Doyle into The Friday Society.

Film Adaptations

According to Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, the film rights to Alex and the Ironic Gentleman have been bought by The Weinstein Company.

According to Variety and Quill & Quire, Disney is adapting The Explorers with Academy Award Nominee Michael De Luca attached as producer.


  • Alex and the Ironic Gentleman won the Heart of Hawick Children's Book Award in the UK and was nominated for the Red Cedar in Canada.
  • Timothy and the Dragon's Gate was nominated for the Audie (USA) and the Manitoba Young Readers Choice Award (Canada).
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