blackbirdonline journalFall 2016  Vol. 15 No. 2
Pamela Gerhardt

Pamela Gerhardt is the author of the memoir Lucky That Way: Rediscovering my Father’s World (University of Missouri Press, 2013), which won the 2014 American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) Outstanding Book Prize for Memoir or Biography. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, and The Sun. Her journalism has been anthologized by Greenhaven Press and Books International, and has been widely reprinted online. She has worked as an editor for both literary and consumer magazines, including Whittle Communications, the publisher of Esquire. She is a senior lecturer in the Professional Writing Program at the University of Maryland.  end