Rochester Reads 2016: Sonja Livingston, A Brief Biography

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sonja Livingston’s first book, the memoir Ghostbread, won an AWP Book Prize for Nonfiction and has been adopted for use by classrooms around the nation. Her writing has been honored with a ghostbreadNYFA Fellowship, an Iowa Review Award, and an Arts & Letters Essay Prize, as well as grants from Vermont Studio Center and the Deming Fund for Women.

Her work has appeared in many literary journals including the Iowa Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Southeast Review, Brevity, and AGNI online, and is anthologized in several texts on writing, including Short Takes, The Truth of the Matter, The Curious Writer, and Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction. Her next book, Ladies Night at the Dreamland, will be published by University of Georgia Press in March 2016. An assistant professor in the MFA Program at the University of Memphis, Sonja is married to the artist Jim Mott and divides her time between Tennessee and New York State.

 

For more information, visit http://sonjalivingston.com

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