blackbirdonline journalFall 2014  Vol. 13 No. 2
Sonja Livingston

Sonja Livingston is the author of a forthcoming book, Queen of the Fall (University of Nebraska Press, 2015), a collection of linked lyric essays. Her first book, Ghostbread (University of Georgia Press, 2009), won an AWP Book Prize for Creative Nonfiction and has been adopted by classrooms and reading groups around the nation. Livingston’s work has been published in Bellingham Review, The McNeese Review, River Teeth, Brevity, and Creative Nonfiction, among others. Her essays have earned many honors, including an Iowa Review Award, a Susan Atefat Prize, and an AWP Intro Journals Project award, and she has received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Vermont Studio Center and the Deming Fund for Women Writers. Livingston teaches in the MFA program at the University of Memphis.  end

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